At this point, it is safe to say that actress Tonto Dikeh’s trip to Dubai has been nothing less than a bunch of controversies.
First, she was reported to have gotten into a fight with security officials who refused to let her into an event centre, leading to her arrest and rumoured ‘deportation’.
After the report went viral, Tonto did a video to debunk the report, showing that she is still in Dubai.
Thereafter, she got a new phone and unveiled a new Instagram page, abandoning her well known handle ‘Tontolet’ which has over five million followers. This move, some bloggers claim, is an attempt to cover up that she is still in police custody.
Blogger Kemi Ashefon later reported that a source had confirmed that Tonto was not deported but still in Dubai, and in Police custody, saying that the video was a damage control strategy.
According to Kemi:
The source said: “First, Tonto is not the type to use that kind of video to debunk allegations of detention and deportation. She would have used a more beautiful background wearing gorgeous clothes and displaying affluence. That was a damage control video she shared through Bobrisky. Tonto was looking like a tart! She wasn’t wearing make-up and looking like a prisoner in one small room! Anyways, in the video, there was no address about or her arrest. The Tonto we knew would have tore whoever wrote that story into shreds.” Also, Bobrisky has now shared another video on his page showing Tonto Dikeh telling her fans to follow her new Instagram page, @king_wigocharity. The actress explained that her old account is fine but she left her password in her office in Nigeria and cannot access the page. Kemi Ashefon’s source also commented on this.
Due to the controversy surrounding Tonto’s true whereabout, investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo shared the screenshot of a chat she claimed she had with Tonto. She reported that Tonto was not locked up.
Below is Tonto Dikeh’s latest reaction when she saw the report that she is still in prison.
“#SHAMELESS UNTALENTED BLOGGERS!!!
GOD BLESS @kemiolunloyo For always coming thru with authentic news…
#PS:- CHILLING IN MY NEW LUXURIOUS APARTMENT
NA una MAMA DEY JAIL!!!!
#ONE MINUTE I AM DEPORTED ,2nd MINS I AM ARRESTED..
Una well done, ABEG E BE LIKE SAY I GET CLONE WEY DO MY LIVE VIDEOS SINCE
Cc @ Kemiashefonlovehaven @ellasblog9ja Come and see how you have disgraced your whole profession😂😂😂THIS IS THE REASON UNA NO FIT RICH
#DEAD AUDIO BLOGGERS
#LESS BUSY FOLKS AND FAKE NEWS“
Meanwhile, she is now back on her official Instagram Page, ‘Tontolet’. See a recent post she shared.