Ibrahim Dauda, who is very popular on various social media platforms because of his display of flashy and expensive cars has denied reports he is a fraudster and reveals that his purported arrest was staged.
The 32-year-old was said to have been arrested by the police for alleged money laundering. Affectionately called Ibrah-1, the millionaire reportedly defrauded a friend to the tune of $400,000.
He was said to have received a bank transfer on behalf of one Heloo and refused to give the money to the owner.
In a video that went viral, Heloo and another person were seen asking Ibrah to refund the money but the latter begged for time saying he gave the money to someone who had not been able to account for it. His plea somewhat turned into threat as warned he would expose them should they refuse to heed to his request.
Months after the brouhaha, Ibrah says the incident was planned.
“I’ve never been accused of money laundering… Whatever happened was a lie. Ibrah was not arrested. Never. I intentionally did that; I have my own reasons but will not disclose now. Maybe, I’d reveal that end of next month,” he noted on E-with Becks.
Ibrah however stated that the police has invited him on countless occasions “based on one particular issue.”
Explaining further, he said, “It’s a job we did on the street. We should have sat down and done it together but the people went behind me thinking they know these top people and were going to use them to frustrate me.” The issue, according to him, has been settled.
Ibrah’s entrepreneurial journey is said to have begun at 11 when he assisted his father to run his foreign currency exchange business Accra. The philanthropist has fleet of cars which include Ferraris, Porsches, Bentleys, Mercedes Benz G-wagon and Audi R8’s.
His wealth has raised eye brows with some suggesting that he may be involved in fishy deals but Ibrah says he is unperturbed.
“I heard this when I was in school. It’s something I’m used to. When I built my first house which cost me $170,000, I was twenty-four. That was when people started saying I was into drugs and stuff,” he said.