A video which trended on social media at the weekend showed a Nigerian billionaire who was stuck in Lagos-Benin Expressway traffic being airlifted by an helicopter.
The unnamed billionaire was said to have called an helicopter to pick him up from the traffic snare. The chopper landed right on the expressway and picked him up while many people gathered to witness a piece of the greatness.
It was later reported by some bloggers that the unknown billionaire was Julian Osula, the CEO of Julian’s Luxury.
The CEO has however cone out to debunk the rumour that he was the one in the chopper.
He said that when the publisher of “Precious Eze’s blog” called him to be sure the story was true, he said, “There is no single truth in that story and I don’t know why these people would do this”.
“All I did was upload the video when I saw it like every other person did and being a Luxury Entrepreneur, I captioned my upload thus, “REAL LUXURY LIFESTYLE…..THE POWER OF MONEY…..PICKING UP A VIP WHO IS STUCK IN TRAFFIC ON THE LAGOS BENIN EXPRESSWAY”. These purveyors of fake news concluded on their own that I must have been the one who either got picked up or sent the chopper to pick someone and without reaching out to me to ascertain the veracity of their assumption, went to press with such story”. I mean, when you called me now, I picked and attended to you, meaning that I am reachable and I wonder why these your colleagues didn’t atleast, try to reach me before publishing the kind of falsehood going round against my person.
I plead therefore, Mr. Osula continued, for the general public to disregard the fake stories going round the Social Media, that I, Julian Osula of Julian Luxury had anything to do with the incident in question and would like to encourage Bloggers and Online Publishers to verify stories always before publishing them.”
So, the billionaire in question remains unknown.