Fugitive Cocaine Trafficker, Funke Philip Reappears On Social Media


Two months after a social media strategist Olufunke Phillips (real names: Philip Esther Olufunke) was outed by freelance consultant and journalism trainer, Ruona Meyer as an alleged cocaine trafficker who absconded from trial in a federal court in Lagos, reappears on social media.

Meyer had on Friday, March 15, revealed that Phillips, who describes herself as a digital strategist and social commentator, faced cocaine smuggling charges in 2009 and, according to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in a statement published two years later, had jumped bail.

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Both had entered into business relations, under the name ‘The Beverage Space’, until Meyer did a background check and found out about the questionable past of her former partner.

Meyer, who holds dual Nigerian-German citizenship, was accusing Ms Phillips of intellectual property theft after they parted ways as business partners.

Recently, Meyer who has been living in Germany before Beverage Space was formed later discovered that Phillips still continues with the business idea and is running it on a much larger scale, only slightly changing the name (from The Beverage Space to The Beverage Room).

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