Ologbenla Babatunde Smith, CEO of Givers Supportive Foundation, aka GSF Foundation, has decried the dishonest practice by unscrupulous people scamming non-profits organisation striving who to serve the needy in society.
Recounting his experience on Instagram, Smith narrated the case of a boy who was seen in a video foaming from his mouth and was purported to be suffering from lung seizure and typhoid.
“It was after we raised the money for his medical treatment that we got to know that it was a cam,” he said.
“It turned out that he had received treatment two months ago. The video brought to us was when he was still suffering from the condition.
They brought it to us as if it was a fresh video. The foaming was real, but the case had been treated two months ago, but they continue to use the boy’s video to scam people. I have been calling the mother, she didn’t pick my call and has even blocked my number,” he explained.
Of what became of the money raised from various donors, the GSF Foundation boss said: “The money raised was subsequently diverted to another case which is 100% genuine.”
Continuing, he said: “The other case we moved to is that of the three-day-old baby with sepsis, chest infection and severe jaundice. As a result of his ailment, the baby had laboured breathing. The parents were required to make an estimated deposit of N300,000, for treatment to continue on the baby and other additional expenses that might occur.”
GSF Foundation was able to raise the money from donors and other well-meaning Nigerians and
“We appreciate all who help and support. It was a great joy that we were able to help and support the three-day-old baby, who is now fine and getting much better,” he said.
Smith further avowed that GSF Foundation will keep doing its best in helping the less privileged, especially the sick people and the extremely poor.