Akuapem Poloo makes u-turn, accuses MTN Ghana of blocking her mobile money account

Embattled actress and socialite Rosemond Adade Brown, also known in the showbiz circle as Akuapem Poloo, has just made a u-turn after denying ever receiving donations from fans while in prison.

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Earlier Thursday, she shared a video on Instagram where she claimed she received nothing from her fans while in prison and further accused comedian DKB of taking GHC4,000 from a fan and refused to pick her calls.

But she did another video saying she receiving donations but MTN Ghana reversed them because her account isn’t a Merchant account and that it’s unlawful to use a regular mobile money account for fundraising.

“I realised that after saying that I've not received any money from donors, my fans asked me to go to MTN to verify,” she said.

“This is what happened. After DKB posted my number [on social media] that people should support me, MTN blocked my mobile number, so, I couldn't receive or cash out. That was why Those Called Celebs started sending money to my mum,” Akuapem Poloo explained.

She revealed that DKB was aware of the issues with her mobile money account, adding that politician Kennedy Agyapong donated but his money was reversed.

“DKB knew it because he started complaining about monies being bounced by my mobile money number. And most people here who tried to send money realised their monies were reversed. I was seeing the messages. I saw Kennedy Agyapong's money being reversed.”

“After I was granted bail, I went to MTN Ghana office in Dworwulu (Accra) and was told my account was blocked because it is not a Merchant account and that it's wrong to use it for fund-raising on social media. They blocked my account on the 20th of April so I couldn't receive any money from anyone. And I couldn't receive any physical cash from anyone because I was in prison.”

She further stated that people attacking her and calling her ungrateful shock cut her some slack.

“That is the truth and I stand for the truth. No one should attack me because the calls that have been coming since I was granted bail, accusing me of being ungrateful is traumatising. The trauma is enough for me,” she added.

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