January 18, (THEWILL) – Nollywood actress, Ireti Doyle, has opened up on why she washed her hands off the business scandal involving her daughter, Abimbola Ngozi Onyeulo, aka Kachi.
Abimbola, who ran a firm known as Kachi Beauty Products, was accused of defrauding her customers.
It was gathered that the entrepreneur allegedly carted away over N40 million belonging to her patrons after pushing a hair business scheme that promised to make wealthy those who joined its wholesale distribution.
The business, described as an empowerment scheme, had attracted many young women and men both in Nigeria and in the diaspora, who trusted Abimbola because of her mother’s status as a prominent actress.
Distributor packages were introduced. The silver category cost N300,000. Gold subscribers were to pay N500,000. N1 million for platinum, and N5 million for diamond subscribers.
After over 60 customers accused her of fraud, her mother decided to dissociate herself from the business deal.
Speaking in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Doyle said she had to distance herself from the scandal because she didn’t see any decisive action on her daughter’s side to take the heat off her.
She added that while trying to resolve the dispute and clear her name, Abimbola told her to mind her business.
“In her defence, the few times I decided to reach out to her and say, ‘a random person reached out to me and this is what they said, would you like to deal with this? What’s going on?’”
“She will give me a detailed explanation with proof and tell me how it is being sorted. It got to a point where I was now like, ‘hello, I’m not customer care, I don’t work for this company.
“You know another statement that has been weaponized is ‘as a mother’. Because of ‘as a mother’, I was stepping into a situation that is really none of my business.
“It got to a point I didn’t like how the situation was being handled even on her part because the customer is always right.
“But, I didn’t see any decisive action on my daughter’s side to take the heat off me. There was a time she told me to mind my business. It’s her business, she will handle it and I should go and clear my name anyhow I see fit,” Doyle said.