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17.10.2021 Featured Freed by EFCC, TheMap’s Anyanso Mma Absconds With Investors’ N7.5bn

Published 17th Oct, 2021

By Tola Owoyele

With two offices in Lagos and one in Abuja, TheMap, a company owned by Anyanso Mma, announced an investment scheme in 2018, promising investors attractive returns on a weekly and monthly basis, depending on the agreement.

The Logistics/ Bike Investment on which investors were paid a weekly return of at least N30,000 was the company’s most patronised scheme.

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The prompt payment of returns on the scheme made investors confidently recommend it to their relatives and loved ones.

For close to two years, things were fine, until a new investment scheme called Customer Relationship Management Investment (CRMI) was introduced by the company.

LOGISTIC/ BIKE INVESTMENT

Anyanso Mma

“I came across them online and after reviewing their packages paid N750,000 for the Logistics/ Bike scheme. The company would buy a motorbike with the capital and use it for logistics and delivery business. An investor would be paid N30,000 every week, 52 times. I must confess that at the beginning, they were paying the returns regularly,” said an investor, who asked not to be named.

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The investor further said part of the arrangement was that at the end of the year, the bike would be sold as a fairly used commodity.

“Once it is sold, the company takes 10 percent of the proceeds and sends whatever remains to the investor. The problem started when they introduced the CRMI to customers in August 2020,” she explained.

Payment made by an investor

According to her, the logistics/bike scheme that investors had been profiting from for close to two years suddenly hit a brick wall in September 2020, a month after CRMI was introduced.

At this point, TheMap stopped making payments to investors.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT (CRMI)

Anyanso Mma

“It is quite unfortunate that most of us fell victim to TheMap’s fraudulent scheme. The CRMI package was introduced to me in October 2020, with a promised ROI of 110 percent after three months,” said another investor, who also pleaded anonymity.

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According to him, he invested N2.4 million in the scheme, with the hope of getting N5.3 million by January 2021.

Another evidence of payment by an investor

“I have not received a dime since I made the payment in October. I even had to obtain a loan from my bank to invest in the scheme. Now I am facing a very serious debt repayment,” he further said.

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The investor also said that he knew of people who sold their plots of land and vehicles to invest in the CRMI scheme. An investor was also said to have attempted suicide as a result of the huge sum he lost to the scheme.

TEMPORARY ARREST BY EFCC

Another evidence of payment by an investor

TheMap’s first excuse for customers in October 2020 was that it had “oversubscribed” investment plans to its investors, and that to stabilise the activities of the company, it planned to return excess capital to a few investors, before resuming ROI payments.

However, the investors, both old and new, did not get any returns from the company.

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In December 2020, Mma was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) after a few aggrieved investors petitioned the commission over his refusal to pay them. But to the dismay of investors, he was released after spending three weeks in custody.

Anyanso Mma

“How he was released by the EFCC without being prosecuted is still a surprise to everyone. It is as if he has some very powerful people in high places that are protecting him,” one investor said.

Presently, no one knows Mma’s location. Investors also claimed that over N7.5 billion was fraudulently collected through the CRMI.

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After his release by the EFCC, Mma was said to have told investors that all the money realised from CRMI had been invested in real estates, and that the property he could have sold to pay them had been seized by the commission.

However, when investors demanded proof that the property was actually seized, he was not able to produce it.

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“He still keeps sending annoying newsletters to investors, promising them that he would make repayments as soon as possible, but we all know it is a lie. No one even knows where he is at the moment. Whether he is still in the country or not, we don’t know,” the investor lamented.

ANYANSO MMA STILL ACTIVE ON FACEBOOK

Anyanso Mma

FIJ made calls to all the lines on TheMap’s website, but they were not reachable. Text messages sent to the numbers were also not responded to.

However, Mma is still very active on his personal Facebook page, despite closing all offices.

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FIJ contacted him on the page to find out his plans to pay back his company’s investors, but received no response.

An email sent to EFCC about Mma’s release three weeks after arrest was also not responded to. 

Published 17th Oct, 2021

By Tola Owoyele

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