Wejapa’s Embattled CEO, Favour Ori, is under Investigation for alleged ‘Fraud’
Favour Ori, the embattled CEO of Wejapa (a startup that connects tech talents to opportunities in Europe and North America), is currently under investigation. This is according to a statement by Calmhill Partners, a Lagos-based law firm which is conducting the investigation.
Our Firm has been engaged by investors in @WeJapaHQ to investigate claims levelled recently against the Company's Co-Founder, Favour Ori, on social media.
— Calmhill Partners (@calmhill_legal) September 15, 2020
In the meantime, Ori have stepped down from his position as Chief Executive Officer, albeit temporarily. This is apparently a measure taken towards ensuring a thorough, transparent, and impartial investigation of the allegations.
Business Elites Africa understands that the entire drama started after some fullstack developers leveled accusations against the CEO, accusing him of underpaying and even extorting them. One of the accusers wrote a very scathing post on Twitter as you can see below:
“I built about 4 different products for him and all he paid was N130k. I normally will not accept this amount but that guy is f****** cunning. I worked on the early version of WeJapa for straight 17 hours and this guy paid me N50k. Before he paid we had to quarrel
“He’s actually an a******. That guy knows next to nothing about coding and he’s a cheat. I wrote and handled the DevOps of all the initial versions of his products. I still have his SSH access. How dumb can that be? This dude refused to pay me till I took down all his servers. And if you’re reading this he threatened me…”
The thing is I'm a pretty decent Dev, I know DevOps and Nodejs but menh, I was broke and needed money so I approached him thinking he'll give me those $1k dollars job.
But it turned out he was just using me, I deployed about 5 different applications for him I still have…
— Sheghun (@sheghun_) August 21, 2020
Following the uproar on Twitter which heralded the allegations against him, Ori issued a lengthy statement apologising to all those he had ‘wronged’. He also made it clear that he is not guilty of any fraudulent activities.
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