VICTIMS OF PONZI SCHEME LAMENT LOSSES
■ On Tuesday, Hundreds of Rivers State residents who had invested in a failed foreign exchange trading company stormed the Port Harcourt zonal office of the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) demanding for the arrest and prosecution of the operators of Cafint Resource Limited.
The protesters carrying placards and banners with different inscriptions claimed that the company’s CEO, Samuel Okonkwo, defrauded them of billions of naira and they are seeking a refund of their money invested in the purported scheme
A protester who spoke to the press said he deposited the sum of one million to the ponzi operator for investment in October 2020 and was promised that his dividends will be paid months later but he has not being paid till date.
He added that the loss has caused him psychological trauma, urging the financial crime agency to arrest and prosecute the operators.
On arrival at the EFCC office, the protesters were asked to nominate some persons to meet with the zonal head.●