“How I almost got jailed in Paris over ‘fake’ Euro notes” – Ejine Okoroafor

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Nollywood actress, Ejine Okoroafor has said that she almost got herself arrested over possession and using of fake euro notes in Paris.

The actress took to her Instagram page to give a detailed narration of the ugly incident she encountered while in Paris.

She wrote: “Thursday, the 16th of September, I was ashamed being a Nigerian. At a mall here in Paris, I went to purchase some items and I was told the Euro notes I had were fake. I bought the money from a well-known bank in Nigeria (PTA),”

“I took it to the bank, A cash machine seized the €2000 that was rightfully placed and rejected the last squeezed €500. With a receipt that the money is fake. (because I was advised to pay the money into an account and withdraw in smaller denominations that they hardly spend 500euro)I asked my friend, who lives here to help me with the transaction.”

Going further with her narrative, she said,
“So We took d [sic] surviving €500 to MoneyGram to confirm its authenticity and we almost got into trouble, dey wanted to call the Police on us. We eventually had to visit the Police station for her to report, to avoid her account from getting blocked or being negatively affected by this situation.”

“Meanwhile I called the bank manager when the atm seized the money, to let him know what had happened, he said ‘I should have called him when they told me at the mall, I won’t have gone to the bank’. I should return the money. Apparently, he said they had been told to stop issuing that cash and I was never alerted.”

According to her, she wanted to use her encounter as a piece of advice to all Nigerians planning to travel abroad to be cautious and avoid high denominations of foreign currencies for now.

Ejine Okoroafor hails from the Eastern part of the country, IMO state precisely.

She’s married to one Prince Wale, and she had her son delivered on December 13th in Sandton, South Africa.

The actress made her debut in reality TV show in 2008, in the programme titled Next movie star.