Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arrested an alleged Ponzi scheme promoter, Nwonu Priscilla Chika, and her staff in Enugu.
The arrests were made upon the receipt of intelligence from an unnamed security agency.
An EFCC statement reads: “Following intelligence received from a sister law enforcement agency, the South East Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC todayThursday August 29, 2019 arrested three promoters and staff of Millionaires African Leaders Club, a Ponzi scheme operating from No. 79, Nike Road, Abakpa Nike, Enugu, Enugu State.
The Coordinator of the organization, Nwonu Priscilla Chika, told her interrogators that the club operates a collaborative contribution scheme, mostly transacted in cash on two class basis : first class and business class. Both attracts registration fees and monthly contribution of N3,000 and N25,000; and N2,000 and N12,500 respectively.
According to Nwonu, who claimed that that the scheme’s corporate headquarters is at Nsukka with one Princess Benny as chief executive, said the Enugu office commenced operations barely two months ago and that the scheme promises their “investors” 50% return on the sum invested.
The suspect could not confirm the registration of the ” firm” with the regulatory bodies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, and the Central Bank of Nigeria.”