- Radio presenter Abigail Gogo is facing heat for allegedly pocketing money donated to a bomb victim Joy Musa by Nollywood actress Joke Silva
- The veteran actress donates some money to the bomb victim during Abigail show on live radio
- Abigail who is the host of the show refutes the claim and states the funds would be released after 8 months of keeping it
A radio presenter named Abigail Gogo is currently facing allegations of pocketing money meant for a bomb victim, donated by veteran Nollywood actress Joke Silva. Joy Musa had lost her family including; her husband, brother and four children to Fulani herdsmen and cried for help. Her cry for help was heard by Joke Silva who donated N50,000 to the victim on live radio.
The host of the show Abigail was the temporary recipient of the money and was tasked with transferring the money to Joy Musa. Unfortunately, Joy is yet to receive the money gifted her from the generous heart of Joke Silva.
According to reports, Joy Musa approached the radio station but was denied access to Abigail for which the radio presenter claimed she was on vacation during the times Joy came knocking. Miss Gogo reportedly said, in order for Joy to get the money she had to apply for it.
Therein laid the dilemma as Ms Musa claimed she was unable to write. She said: "I can’t write but I have been to Radio One on two occasions and they refused to listen to even look at me."
In her defense, after being accused of embezzling the money meant for a bomb victim, Abigail said:
"I work for a government station, under bosses that I take instructions from, If it were only for me, she would have had that money since but that money must be given to her by the station and we need approvals for that. We are seeing our general manager for this same issue by tomorrow. Joke Silva specifically instructed me not to pay into a personal account but into a hospital account but as it is now, the station will give her the cash donation and that will be it.I wanted to ask for airtime from my station to raise more fund to add up to the N50,000 given by Joke Silva so that Joy will not call and interrupt our programmes again. But by Thursday she will be given the money and I will have nothing to do with her anymore. I will give her (Joy Musa) the N50,000 on Thursday and that will be it."
Driven by survival, Joy finally applied to get the funds. On her way home after dropping the application, Joy was involved in an accident that ruined her surviving leg. Her current need has now escalated to N3 million which is needed for surgery.
This time, although still holding on to the N50,000, Abigail created a watsapp group with celebrities urging they donate to "Save Joy." It then got ugly when Kayode Olatunji, chairman of the Bomb Victims Association of Nigeria (BVAN) accused Miss Gogo of suppressing money meant for the victim who had at the time attempted to kill herself.
It got worse when the allegations drove Abigail to delete the group but that didn't stop Mr Olatunji from speaking his mind.
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Veteran actress Joke Silva is yet to comment on the issue carrying her name.
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