Adunni Ade clears the air after being accused of holding on to Murphy Afolabi’s money, shares proof

Nollywood Actress, Adunni Ade, has cleared the air after being accused of holding on to a sum of N250,000 the late actor, Murphy Afolabi paid her for a job.

The allegation surfaced during the 8-day Fidau Prayer held in honor of the deceased actor, where a cleric made a public announcement, urging Adunni to refund the money to the late actor’s burial committee.

The funds were reportedly sent to Adunni by Murphy as payment for a role in his upcoming movie, which was yet to be filmed before his untimely demise.

Addressing the claims made against her, Adunni, through a public statement by her team, debunked the reports.

According to her, Murphy Afolabi had reached out to her for a job last year and paid her the sum of N150,000.

However, she was unable to deliver the job due to the death of her brother and refunded the actor his money when he tried to make another agreement with her.

Her words;

“Sometimes in July 2021, the late Mr. Murphy Afolabi reached out to me, requiring my services for a movie production. He appealed to me stating that it was a self funded production that he couldnt afford my professional fee, but that he would need my moral support.

I asked how many scenes and duration expected of me on set. He said 10 scenes and that I would spend one day. He offered to ‘fuel my car’ as honorarium, which payment was made on 02 July 2021 for N150,000.”

“Unfortunately, on 11 July 2021 shotly before the commencement of the production, I lost my younger brother. I contacted Mr. Murphy Afolabi a few days afterwards to request for his bank account details, to send him a refund, as I would be travelling to the United States for my younger brother’s funeral, and to spend time with the rest of my family.

“He insisted I held on to the money while he figured out whether to move the shoot forward or contact me for another one. “I returned to Lagos end of September 2021 and waited for his call. Mr. Murphy Afolabi contacted me 08 October 2021 and said he wanted to start a new job soon and needed me for 4 days, playing the lead but for the same amount of N150,000 which he had paid in July.

I respectfully declined, requested for his bank account details and transferred to his bank account the full refund of N150,000 on the same day O8 October 2021.”

To back up her claims, Adunni shared screenshots of her debit transaction.

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