Former Presidential media aide, Reno Omokri, says he made ₦1 million from his book “Leah Sharibu: The Girl Boko Haram Left Behind,” a book he wrote about the Dapchi schoolgirl, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists last year
Naija News reports that Omokri made this statement on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Friday evening following accusations by some Nigerians that he has been making money with Leah Sharibu’s name.
This online news platform understands that Omokri, who is the Author of Facts V Fiction: True Story of GEJ Years, has been advocating for Miss Sharibu’s release.
In an attempt at reintroducing her case in national and global consciousness, Omokri introduced customs made ‘Free Leah Sharibu’ T-shirts for varying amounts of money, which has been patronized by notable Nigerians.
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria; a former finance minister, Senator Nenadi Usman; Umar Sani, a former spokesman for ex-Vice President Namadi Sambo, are among those who have bought the T-shirt for prices ranging between N30,000 and N100,000.
The former Presidential media aide says he has traveled to twenty-seven countries in a bid to fulfill his promise of reintroducing Leah’s case, a tour some say he is using to enrich his pocket. This led to the trending of #RenoUndarted on Twitter on Friday.
Reacting to the accusation, Omokri tweeted: “I made exactly ₦1 million from my book Leah Sharibu: The Girl Boko Haram Left Behind. The money spent only 5 minutes in my account. At the 5th minute, it was transferred to Leah’s mother. The transaction was verified by Kaduna state CAN Chairman, Rev J Hayab.”
I made exactly ₦1 million from my book Leah Sharibu: The Girl Boko Haram Left Behind. The money spent only 5 minutes in my account. At the 5th minute, it was transferred to Leah's mother's. The transaction was verified by Kaduna state CAN Chairman, Rev J Hayab #FreeLeahSharibu pic.twitter.com/oyGCo1ZDFq
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) June 21, 2019
Source: Naija News