Expectedly, not a few were indeed shocked when they sighted Babatunde Rufai, popular fashion entrepreneur and boss of luxury fashion boutique, Tun
Only about two weeks ago did the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, find Rufai, who is more popularly known as Tunde Wearitall, guilty of cyber fraud and was thus sentenced to 9 months imprisonment on a three-count charge of stealing and obtaining money by false pretense to the tune of $5,000 while pretending to being an American citizen.
However, what most people aren’t aware of is that Tunde entered into a plea bargain agreement with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC that arrested and charged him to court in the first place. It is on the strength of that, that his sentence came with an option of a 400,000 naira fine as well as the forfeiture of some of his exotic cars.
Having extricated himself from the clutches of the EFCC and the court, Tunde thought it wise to use the opportunity that the COVID-19 pandemic provides, to quickly launch his foundation in an attempt to rebrand his already dented image while remaining in the good books of his high end customers as well as many celebrities who patronise him such as Davido, Timaya and Jim Iyke, his brand ambassador.