Nigerian singer, Runtown has denied allegations making round that he defrauded a US-based woman identified as Shawn Rene.
According to reports, the woman in a viral video over the weekend accused the pop star and his brother of defrauding her.
In the video Rene claim to have paid two cheques $32, 000 and $107, 000 to Runtown’s brother adding that the money was meant to be transferred to her fiancée Alex.
Rene, however, said only $15, 000 was paid to her fiancée.
Reacting to the allegations, through his management in an official statement, Runtown described the claim as blackmail and lies.
He, however, added that the matter has been reported to security agencies; the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the DSS.
The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to reports circulating on social media by a US-based woman named, Shawn Rene accusing our artist, Runtown of fraud.
“It’s all lies and an attempt to blackmail and tarnish our image. We have contacted the Nigerian security agencies including the DSS and EFCC who are all on the matter at the moment and preliminary investigations already reveals that it’s a group of impostors who may have duped ‘Shawn Rene’ using Runtown’s name.”