The very close rapport between PPMC boss, Haruna Momoh and his bosom friend, Winnie Wellington is no more.
And at the heart of development that threw them apart is listed 'a piece of jewel transaction between their wives'
Here are the details.
Though a quarrel in the streets is a thing to be hated, the energies
displayed in it are fine; the commonest man shows a grace in his
quarrel, sometimes. But what if its two noble men drawing their sheathed
swords? What if its friends barring their aristocratic canines, like
The above scenario aptly captures the reasons for the irreparably
ruptured relationship between two very close friends.Before coming into
prominence and power, Prince Haruna Momoh, te managing director of the
Pipeline Products Marketing Company, PPMC, and Winnie Wellington were
ride or die buddies who did virtually everything together. But that bond
is long lost now. If the rumour mill is right, the two former friends
turned best fiends indeed, pose a conundrum for high society to ponder
over their sudden estrangement.
In the mafia-esque oil and gas industry, with its unwritten and
understated Omerta, the fight between the two men is understandably
hush-hush. We do not expect it to be cannon-fodder for the blogs and
tabloids anyway because Haruna is a primus inter pares in the oil and
gas industry. Because of his meteoric rise on the ladder of billions,
many say he is the kind of guy that you give a rope and he automatically
wants to become a cowboy. Obscenely wealthy, Haruna is versed in the
art of putting money to good use for the enjoyment and pampering of self
and to the benefit and betterment of humanity.
His unprecedented rise to the pinnacle of the company's leadership
cadre was said to have had influential inputs from Wellington. In fact, a
source said but for Wellington, Haruna might not have been considered
for the highly coveted post.
Predictably, Wellington looked forward to a rewarding season from his
friend but fate and circumstance played a fast one on them. No sooner
had concrete plans for monumental gains been perfected by both friends
than an issue came up between them.
Wellington's wife bought an expensive piece of luxury jewels from
Haruna's wife, Halene (who is of Barbadian and Nigerian descent). Few
days after the transaction, Mrs. Wellington discovered the jewelry was
defective and asked Halene to replace it for her. Halene was not
disposed to changing it, so, she became elusive. Sensing Halene's
attitude, Mrs. Wellington informed her hubby about it in hope that he
could prevail on Haruna to talk to his wife. When Wellington and Haruna
met later, he impressed it on him to plead with his wife to replace the
jewel. Haruna promised to intervene. And that was the last Wellington
heard or saw Haruna.
Therefrom, Haruna, sources said, would not answer his friend's calls or
reply text messages, sometimes for days on end. What was hitherto a
robust friendship turned sour. Alas, at that time too, Wellington fell
on bad times as his finances nosedived. All the hopes he hinged on
Haruna to hit it big at PPMC crashed like a pack of badly arranged
With no hopes in sight, and with his finances plunging further into the
abyss, Wellington gathered all he had and his family, and relocated to
the United States where he has been hustling to make both ends meet.
Haruna has continued to carry on, amassing as much as he can, without
looking back or checking out what has become of his old time friend; the
man who sacrificed all for a friend. So we heard.