Victims of MBA forex fraud picket at Christ’s Embassy in Rivers – The Sun Nigeria

From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt

Dozens of victims of MBA currency trading in Port Harcourt, Rivers State protested outside Christ Embassy Church, Odili Road, Port Harcourt, alleging that three of its pastors defrauded them of billions of dollars. naira.

The aggrieved protesters, who displayed signs with different inscriptions, said they chose to hold the protest on Sunday because the people who defrauded were members of the church.

Protesters pointed out that since 2020 when they found they had been defrauded, victims suffered agony, pain and despair, which led to the untimely death of their members.

The leader of the group, Christian Agadaga, said: “Well, as a leader in this struggle, victims of the MBA currency trade, we have gathered today at Christ Embassy Church to register our displeasure and say exactly how we feel, our pains and agony, our calamities because of one man Maxwell who defrauded Nigerians out of 213 Billion Naira.

“While we have been trying to recover from the shock for over two years now, just recently the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) declared three wanted persons. According to our intelligence, these three persons are pastors and workers in this church.

“We are so disappointed and have come here to make our pains known to church leaders. We want to take this opportunity to appeal to Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, he is a man who dies without tolerating evil, to immediately denounce these pastors who are hiding in the EFCC.

“We can’t take it anymore. Some of our colleagues have died; some because of this problem. Some were hospitalized; those of us who are alive cannot face tomorrow. Some are homeless, jobless because of this church.

“We demand that the funds that were siphoned off by these pastors be returned to the EFCC. We can no longer tolerate this. We cannot go on like this. We have to get our money back.

“As Nigerians, we cannot continue to die in silence. Nigeria cannot continue to suffer and die in poverty because of the fraud committed by so-called men of God. We can’t take it anymore. We need our money now.

MBA victims group secretary Uzor Paul said they staged a peaceful protest at the church because they believed the church founder (Chris Oyakhilome) would not tolerate such a fraudulent act.

He, however, urged the general overseer of the church to carry out an independent investigation to determine whether the protesters’ allegation was without merit.

“The pastor is a very gentleman and we don’t think he would support this sort of thing. Let him do his independent investigation. Let him humbly and decently, as a man of God that he is, investigate, see if what these people are saying is real.

“Most of us have invested hundreds and thousands of millions. We cannot let this pass. If he finds out that this money that was collected in his church, in the billions, was a product of fraud, he should return it to show that he is a decent man of God. We cannot let this pass. That’s why we came here. Therefore, Maxwell has a good connection with the church and is a member of the church and he used it as an umbrella organization to defraud the victims. He should return the money to the investors.

They called on the EFCC to, within 21 days, find the accused pastors on the run and recover their “stolen” money.

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