If gist coming from the camp of Auto Lounge boss, Larry Onuegbu is anything to go by, then, the controversies surrounding the Porsche Cayenne SUV presented to Naeto C on his wedding day may not die down soon. This is because the man alleged to have sold a 2009 model of the 'toy' as 2012 to Dumebi Kachukwu, Larry, has reacted to the allegations surrounding the wonder-on-wheel.
This did not end there as it was later reported that Naeto C's former in-law, Dumebi Kachukwu actually bought the expensive car but told D'banj to make the presentation in order for him not to take the shine of the day at his former in-law's wedding.
According to Larry, "Dumebi was aware that the Porsche car is a brand new 2010 model and he made a delivery request of the car to Naeto C's wedding which was honoured as the car was parked in front of the reception.
“When Dumebi arrived at the venue of the wedding, he thanked me for the delivery and promised to send a cheque of 14million naira on Monday but I didn't see it.
So, I called him on Tuesday and he promised again to send the money to my bank account on Wednesday, but by Thursday evening, when I didn't see my money, I called him again to ask for the 14million for the Porsche car and the 4million he owned me for an Infinity car he bought from me in January this year.
"An invoice was sent to him on request, but he started telling me stories that he wanted to check if the car is not stolen. I was annoyed but after he made his confirmation, it was revealed that I bought the car from one Mr Peter last year July, which is the truth.
"This same Dumebi Kachukwu was sighted with Larry at the reception and his ex wife Somachi Chikwe (Neato C’s Sister ) and kids at the wedding. They later spent a night at Four Point Hotel, Lekki that day."
Larry stated further, “Dumebi is building a mansion in Abuja for his ex-wife, who he lied to be legally separated from while they are still sleeping with each other."
Larry also said that Dumebi gave his used BMW 3 Series to Neato C as a replacement to the controversial wedding gift.
Larry, who has been in the car business for the past 12years, made it known that Dumebi brought back the car to his office with a flimsy excuse that the car was fairly used. He said, "I sent him away with the car, I told him to bring the car back the way he took it away."
The Auto Lounge CEO, who is also the C.E.O of Mega Point Ltd located at Akin Adesola, Lagos, is one of the top luxury auto dealer companies. Larry Onuegbu says his businesses are open to anyone who doubts his integrity as he has nothing to hide.
He insists that Dumebi must pay him to the last kobo because this is not the first time he is reportedly doing such things. He said Dumebi would not go scot-free as he is ready to battle it out with him with his last blood.
Larry revealed that he has nothing to do with D'banj and Naeto C whom Dumebi called up to start saying unsavory things about him on the internet. He made it known that he took care of Naeto C's bachelor's party at Auto Lounge without charging a dime because he sees the rapper as a young person who is full of potentials.
He stated clearly that he has nothing against them because the person he has dealings with is Dumebi. Furthermore, Larry pointed out that Dumebi has threatened to blackmail him.
According to him, Dumebi claims that he has blackmailed Fmr. Vice President Atiku, so Larry would be an easy prey.
In his words, “We have had issues like this before on a Bentley which he returned, claiming that it was a stolen car. I took that car back because I didn't want to go down with him. This time, he should just give me my money because I don't even know where the Porsche is and I have been receiving phone calls from different numbers with threats that I won't live to receive that Dumebi's money.
"I have reported that to the necessary authorities. I have also been receiving calls all over the world from people who keep asking if I am in police custody. I tell them that I was never involved in any shady deals. Besides, I have never spent a second in police custody.
Larry expressed shock over Dumebi's threat of blackmail in the media when all he did was to do him a favour. He also informed that Skymits Motors at Ikeja claims Dumebi owes 32million naira.
Larry said, “Dumebi cannot prove what he is doing for a living because he is a fraudster, money launderer and I can match him one-on-one anywhere in life. Don't use me to impress anybody.
You want to return the Porsche after D'banj has announced that the car is a wedding gift to the couple in your name. We agreed on everything that he's going to pay on Monday, but now that he has shined with the car and can't raise the money he's telling me stories."