We didn’t force Chidinma Okeke to make a lesbian sex tape -ABS

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Abia State Broadcasting Service (ABS) director,
Mr Uche Nworah has reacted to Miss Chidinma
Okeke’s allegations that she was pressured into
making the now infamous record by organisers
of the pageant. Miss Okeke had, in an
interview with Nation alleged that the
organisers were behind the blackmail video.
In his statement, he says Miss Okeke is lying,
everything that happened during her reign
were all contractually stipulated, and she may
have fallen victim to con men who tricked her
into believing that she would win if she made a
record. He also added she is a pawn in a
‘larger politically motivated conspiracy.’
”There is an Igbo saying that the more you
repeat a lie, at some point people may begin to
believe that it is the truth”
On this former Miss Anambra sex scandal, the
management of the Anambra Broadcasting
Service had previously released a press
statement disassociating the organisation from
it. We still stand on that statement.
We have also made statements on the matter
to the law enforcement authorities. We
understand that Miss Chidinma Okeke has also
made statements to the law enforcement
authorities so we eagerly await their findings.
It is however important that I correct certain
statements that are being made on this forum
and in other fora especially concerning the
interview Miss Chidinma Okeke granted the
Nation newspaper today. There appears to be
an agenda to push falsehood to the public and
in so doing malign me and the Anambra
Broadcasting Service over a matter that we
know nothing about. It appears that our
silence over the matter, except the press
statement we issued earlier is now being
exploited by those who are bent on using the
Miss Anambra sex scandal to settle political
scores in Anambra state.
It would also appear that Miss Chidinma Okeke
has become a pawn in a larger politically
motivated conspiracy.
The ABS as a socially responsible organisation
fulfilled to the letter every part of the contract
signed with Miss Chidinma Okeke, former Miss
Anambra. This includes paying ALL her prize
money of the sum of one million Naira only.
This was paid in instalments in line with the
contract. An initial sum of N500,000 was paid
to her after she signed her contract and the
balance of N500,000 was paid in N50,000
instalments over a 10 month period.
She collected her last instalment of N50,000
on the 11th of October 2016, the day she
handed over the crown to the organisers. We
have records of her signing for all the
payments. We had to take the measure of
inviting the former Miss Anambra to the office
on this date as that was the day an anonymous
individual had forwarded the videos to myself
and some other persons I do not know
accusing the former queen of being a lesbian.
The person said he was in possession of such
similar videos numbering over 10 allegedly
showing the former queen in lesbian acts, as
well as her friends in the lesbian video
performing sexual acts with men. Details of
these WhatsApp messages have been made
available to the law enforcement authorities.
We took this decision as we did not want the
brand to be smeared with such a scandal as
contained in Clause 1 of the contract.
After the handover of the crown by Miss
Chidinma Okeke to the Miss Anambra project
executives in the presence of the ABS
management in the office of the ABS MD/CEO,
I dismissed all the other members of the
management with the exception of the ABS
lawyer and one of the Miss Anambra project
executives. I went on to show Miss Chidinma
Okeke the videos I had received that day from
the anonymous individual and the messages
from the person, I then asked her if she had
any knowledge of the video and she said yes. I
advised her to go home and confide in her
family. I have not seen nor spoken to her
since that day as I do not know her
whereabouts.

Miss Chidinma Okeke was not forced to sign
the contract under duress as alleged, rather a
certain Nwakonobi Ifeanyi who is married to
her sister and acting as her guardian co-signed
with her after they had taken the contract
home, studied and consulted over it.
As a respectable pageant, we have certain rules
and regulations guiding participation in the
pageant and conduct of the queen during her
reign.
The Miss Anambra Beauty Pageant platform is
indeed a wonderful one. There is nothing
wrong with the pageant. We have had winners
and participants on the platform who have
gone on to do big things in their lives and
modelling careers. The pageant is solely private
sector funded. The state government does not
sponsor the pageant so please do not believe
the false story that the Anambra state
government spends millions of Naira
sponsoring the pageant.
If you live in Awka or Anambra state, you will
confirm that it is usually a big event which
generates a lot of excitement and buzz. As an
organisation, the pageant generates
entertainment content and some revenue for
the ABS.
From the audition to the final event itself, the
contestants are treated with the highest
respect, courtesy and dignity. They sign a
document detailing dos and donts and pledge
to be of good conduct and behaviour both
during camp and during the reign of the
eventual winner. In the past, the organisers
have had to dismiss some finalists from camp
for misconduct, one for giving her number out
to a hotel guest where they are camped and
another for being rude to fellow contestants
and the chaperon.
The pageant is judged to the highest standard.
The judges are usually former acclaimed
national beauty queens and showbiz
personalities. The pageant overall is managed
by a Pageant Creative Director who is a former
Miss Nigeria. We take every care to ensure that
we deliver a good show every year.
There are no preconditions of appearing in a
record to contest in the Miss Anambra
pageant. We have had hundreds of contestants
on the pageant and they can testify to that. It
makes no sense to try to blame the organisers
over an act that is as a result of one’s folly
and greed. If perhaps the said Miss Chidinma
Okeke fell victim to conmen who tricked her
into believing that she will win a beauty
pageant if she appears in a record, if she goes
ahead and participates in the said video and
the conmen turn around to blackmail her and
extort money from her with the record, how
can I or the ABS be blamed for that? Did the
other participants and contestants on the show
suffer the same fate?
Regarding the issue of the Miss Anambra
vehicle, in line with clause 10 of the contract,
the vehicle is an official car which the
organisers reserve the right to withdraw at the
end of the queen’s reign. It does appear that
the issue of the car is what concerns the
former queen the most as statements to the
media by her father, and even text messages to
me and discussions from people from her
camp suggest so but clearly as can be seen
from the contract, the ABS acted as per
contract signed.
It is obvious that those who have been at the
forefront pushing this falsehood and allegation
that I, Uche Nworah or the ABS has anything
to do with this have ulterior motives.
In this day and age of social media, it is now
easy for anybody to manufacture falsehood
and post on social media for the unsuspecting
public to read, like and share but in the end
truth triumphs.

Source:nigeriafilms.com

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