Following news that the social media influencer has been extradited to the US for an alleged romance scam, musician, humorist, and social commentator Kwame Asare Obeng has attacked Hajia4Reall.
According to reports, on May 15, 2023, Mona Faiz Montrage, also known as Hajia4Reall or Mona4Reall, defrauded elderly, single American men and women out of nearly $2 million in a convoluted lonely-hearts scam.
Since then, a lot of Ghanaians have voiced their opinions on the subject, with some searching for her earlier interviews in which she discussed her wealth and opulent lifestyle and urged young women to work hard in order to earn money, enjoy life, and avoid being accused of subsisting on the generosity of men.
“Don’t forget to pray. No matter what you do, put your prayers first, work hard. Ladies, work hard, be determined and focused so that they won’t come and say you’re spending any man’s money; so that no man can sit on your happiness as well,” one of the videos in circulation captured her saying.
Sharing the same video clip on social media, A Plus, without mincing words said young women have been deceived for a long period of time.
He wrote in the Twi language: “Mo daadaa young girls no saa. Mo triso!” To wit, “You’ve always been deceiving the young girls. Nonsense”.
The rest of A Plus’s post, mostly typed in the English language sought to urge people to live within their means and not be swayed by anybody.
“My ladies, don’t ever look down on yourself. Don’t live by the standards of people who don’t know where they go when they sleep. Don’t let anyone give you pressure. You may not be rich, but you see how you are drosslessly stretching peacefully in your bed right now, and the police is not looking for you?… You are a blessing. Thank God, and keep on keeping on. Better days will locate you,” A Plus noted as he ended his submission on Hajia4Reall.
New York Post reported that Mona4Reall appeared in the Manhattan Federal Court for her alleged involvement in a series of schemes that targeted vulnerable people who lived alone.
She was associated with a group of con artists from West Africa from at least 2013 to 2019 according to court filings. Under false pretenses, the con artists would persuade victims to send money to them, such as helping to transport gold from abroad to the US, ending fictitious FBI inquiries, or assisting phony US Army commanders in Afghanistan.
According to court filings, Mona4Reall allegedly tricked a victim into transferring her $89,000 through 82 wire transfers on the guise of aiding her father’s farm in Ghana.
Meanwhile, New York Post’s report also stated that the socialite pleaded not guilty to the charges and is set to be released in the coming days on a $500,000 bond with GPS tracking via an ankle monitor.