A Lagos beauty therapist, Henry Abaigom’s dream of raking in money from customers during the Yuletide were dashed after he was sent to Kirikiri prison because the stretch mark cream he gave two of his customers damaged their skin.
According to Punch, 31 year old Abaigom was arrested by the police on Tuesday in Ikeja for allegedly damaging the skin of two of his customers – 19-year-old Ifeabunike Alexandra and Nikky Imoh, 21.The complainants, who are friends, had engaged Abaigom’s service to remove the stretch marks on their skin, and apply other skin treatments. .
The suspect charged Alexandra N166,000 while Imoh, who also wanted to get rid of dark spots on
her knuckles, was asked to pay N106,000.The suspect had reportedly collected sums of N125,000 and N45,000 in advance from Alexandra and Imoh respectively, promising that they would see results shortly after the treatments.
Contrary to their expectation, it was gathered that the customers’ skin worsened, but Abaigom insisted on collecting the balance of his fees.
The friends, after failed attempts to get their money back, reported the case to the police at the Ikeja division, who arrested the suspect.
Alexandra told the police that Abaigom had presented himself on Facebook, through which she contacted him as a qualified beautician, adding that series of tools he displayed on the social media convinced her to seek his service. .
She said, “I called him (Abiagom) on the telephone and told him what I wanted with my skin, including exfoliation, polishing and stretch mark treatment. It was N166,000 altogether.“I asked him when I would start seeing positive results and he said almost immediately. He requested 75 per cent of the payment and I gave him N125,000.
. “After the first treatment on December 13, I started having reactions such as rashes, dark eyes and darker skin complexion. He did the treatments for my friend and me at a guesthouse despite claiming to have a shop. He didn’t do most of the treatments I paid for, but he wanted the N41,000 balance.”