In his first-ever interview since he regained freedom, Olajide Kareem, commonly called Seun Egbegbe, has opened up on the ordeal he faced in jail and also addressed issues relating to his ex-lover Toyin Abraham, formerly known as Toyin Aimakhu.

Mr Kareem, known for his lavish lifestyle, finally regained his freedom after spending five years and six months in prison.

The Lagos Socialite who became famous over his love affair with a Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham, a few years ago, was said to have been abandoned by his colleagues and protégés during his travail.

Following his release, the ex-Nollywood filmmaker said he has turned a new leaf and was captured on video as he attended a church service.

During his recent interview with BBC Yoruba, Seun described his incarceration as a blessing in disguise as his prison experience helped him identify his enemies disguised as friends around him.

He said: “Those I thought were my friends before I had that issue, I found out were my enemies after I returned from prison. None of my explanations will be acceptable to some people, and they will keep saying it’s a lie because there are too many enemies around me, but I thank God for life.

“I believe God made me go to where I went for a purpose because my eyes were open to a few things while I was there.

The crime I was incarcerated for six years over, I didn’t commit, but I am happy I went there to know what living on earth means. 95% of the people surrounding me were enemies, not my friends. If this had not happened, I would have lived a worthless life because I believe those around me are my friends.

When asked about his relationship with his ex-lover, the famous actress, the ex-convict said;

“I do not want to say anything about Toyin Abraham. Let us respect her. She is married with a kid, and I am happy for her. May the devil never separate her from her husband.”

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He was incarcerated on 10 February 2017, while his trial officially began on 10 May 2017, with over 30 BDC operators storming the court to testify against him.

The police said that he fraudulently obtained money from fewer than 40 Bureau De Change operators in Lagos from 2015 to 2017.