Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the Rivers state command have arrested 19 staff of a fake investment company.
Naija News understands that the 19 persons were arrested for allegedly floating a Ponzi Scheme, with which they have defrauded members of the public N2,000,000,000.
It was learnt that the suspected company called Bluekey Investment Club, operating from Sonia Mall, 42 Woji Road, YKC Junction, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission( CAC) as a Software Development and General Contracting Firm. The said company then allegedly ventured into an interest-yielding Ponzi Scheme with ten percent (10%) weekly returns on investment over (6) Months.
The anti-graft spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren while confirming the report disclosed this in a statement in Abuja where he said as thus; “Nineteen members of staff of the company were rounded up on Friday, August 30, 2019, in Port Harcourt.
“Among them are five Principal Officers: Princess Tsaroigbara( Public Relations Officer) ; Onwusa Frances Chineze (Accountant); Naabe Gunugu( Payment Confirmation Staff), Tambari Success( Customer Service) and Anorue Maureen (Receptionist). The Chairman of the company: Neenwi Swanu was at large as at the time of arrest”.
EFCC said Princess Tsaroigbara, Public Relations Officer ( PRO) of the Company told interrogators that her company was into “Digital Financial and other Technological Services” and was not sure if the company was fully registered with the Security and Exchange Commission, SEC, and the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
Source: Naija News