The Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has opened a directory of fraudulent investment businesses in the country.
The move was necessitated by the deluge of investment scam complaints sent to FIJ’s editorial email,
, by members of the public since February 19, 2021, when FIJ published the story: “EXPOSED: Mizwanneka, Fraudulent Online Vendor Who ‘Attracts Customers with Kayan Mata’ But Doesn’t Deliver Their Orders”, and the March 4 story, [email protected]
READ MORE: EXPOSED: Mizwanneka, Fraudulent Online Vendor Who ‘Attracts Customers with Kayan Mata’ But Doesn’t Deliver Their Orders
Those cases of fraud were about hair vendors, but majority of the complaints have since been about out-and-out investment scams promising impossible Returns on Investment (RoIs). Since March 4, FIJ has published at least 27 scam-related stories.
READ MORE: ‘EXPOSED: How Ireti Doyle’s Daughter, Kachi Onyeluo, Duped Hair Enthusiasts of Over N40million’.
“We have virtually become Nigeria’s investment scam newspaper,” observed
‘Fisayo Soyombo, Founder/Editor-in-Chief of FIJ.
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“This was not the plan when we launched out on January 20 with the intention to combine social-justice coverage with our investigative reporting. But our ultimate discovery is that there are people who are genuinely gullible, so we want to try and help them with this one-stop link spotlighting Nigeria’s most notorious investment scammers.
“The well-worn modus operandi of investment scammers, when they reappear after months or years of disappearance, is to make slight alterations to their personal identities or business names. The tricks are always the same. We hope this directory saves a few people from falling prey to slick, sweet-talking investment scammers.”
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FIJ’s investment scam directory will be updated bimonthly and re-published on our homepage, but the public need not necessarily visit our homepage to retrieve it. The keywords ‘Investment Scam FIJ’ should always produce it.
Name/ Promoters Company Amount involved Link Number of people duped 1. Diekola Onaolapo, Chinemelum Agulonu & Maxwell Osuji NNB Capital & Investments Limited More than N138 million https://fij.ng/article/how-nnb-capital-investment-limiteds-billionaire-promo-ended-in-n138m-heartbreak-for-30-winners/ 30 winners 2. Dominic Joshua Brisk Capital N2 billion https://fij.ng/article/500-investors-lose-n2billion-to-21-year-old-scammer/ 500 investors 3. Standard Alliance Standard Alliance Insurance Company More than N14.6 million https://fij.ng/article/national-assembly-watches-as-standard-alliance-escapes-with-investors-n14-6m/ More than 15 investors 4. Kachi Onyeluo, vigorously promoted by Ireti Doyle Kachi’s Beauty Products More than 40 Million https://fij.ng/article/exposed-how-ireti-doyles-daughter-kachi-onyeluo-duped-hair-enthusiasts-of-over-n40million/ More than 61 investors 5. Solomon Kalu, Clinton Uweshi Tonso Elite Approximately N10billion https://fij.ng/article/how-tonso-elites-solomon-kalu-clinton-uweshi-vanished-with-4000-investors-n10bn/ 4,000 investors 6. Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife and his Gran Imperio Group of companies Unconfirmed amount https://fij.ng/article/how-ooni-ogunwusis-companies-executed-the-biggest-fraud-in-nigerias-real-estate-history-and-got-away-with-it/ Hundreds of investors 7. Nwanneka Dorcas Nkumah Mizwanneka hair Unconfirmed amount https://fij.ng/article/exposed-mizwanneka-fraudulent-online-vendor-who-attracts-customers-with-kayan-mata-but-doesnt-deliver-their-orders/ Hundreds of investors 8. Ife Oniyide Ife Oniyide’s Remnikes Agricultural Produce and Services Limited N650,000 https://fij.ng/article/ife-oniyides-livestock-investment-firm-goatti-defrauds-lady-of-n650000/ One person 9. Maya Okon Maya Desire More than N41 million https://fij.ng/article/after-defrauding-61-investors-of-n41m-and-boasting-of-immunity-against-efcc-arrest-maya-okon-disappears/ More than 61 investors 10. Emem Alban Pipminds Ltd Billions of Naira https://fij.ng/article/using-pipminds-ltd-emem-alban-scammed-2000-investors-of-billions-and-logged-out/ 2,000 11. Grow Crops Grow Crops Online More than N1.9m https://fij.ng/article/how-two-ladies-n1-9m-investment-in-grow-crops-online-became-stunted/ More than 2 12. Tessy Akpu Oluchi Hair by TCM More than N20 million https://fij.ng/article/instagram-hair-influencer-tessy-oluchi-scammed-investors-of-millions-and-even-asked-them-to-pay-more/ More than 33 people 13 Maxwell Odum MBA Forex Company N171 billion https://fij.ng/article/mba-capitals-maxwell-odum-made-n171bn-from-investors-now-hes-nowhere-to-be-found/ 12,379 14. Jeremy Desmond Woyens HoneyPays Micro Credit Investment More than N10 million https://fij.ng/article/how-honeypays-jeremy-woyens-left-investors-bitter-before-disappearing-with-their-millions/ More than 50 15. Olanrewaju Folarin Neris Enterprise N500 million https://fij.ng/article/neris-enterprise-ceo-olarewaju-folarin-escaped-with-investors-n500m-now-soldiers-are-beating-up-his-staff/ More than 50 16. Pete Okafor Avastone Global Limited More than N9m https://fij.ng/article/how-pete-okafors-avastone-global-limited-defrauded-investor-of-n9m/ More than one 17. Promoted by Tonto Dikeh, Chukwuemeka Amuzie (Brain Jotter), Live TV Live TV Unspecified https://fij.ng/article/tonto-dikeh-brain-jotter-promoted-live-tv-now-its-scamming-investors/ More than 5 18. Michael Oti, promoted by Davido Racksterli N1 billion https://fij.ng/article/biggest-investment-scam-davido-others-help-michael-otis-racksterli-company-dupe-422305-investors-of-n1bn/ 422,305 19. Sam Afolabi Eatrich Farms N1 billion https://fij.ng/article/sam-afolabis-eatrich-farms-owes-staff-and-investors-n1bn-but-arrested-them-for-protesting/ Many 20. Ope Omodanisi Industrial Farmboy Limited N1.4m https://fij.ng/article/ope-omodanisis-industrial-farmboy-company-robs-investor-of-n1-4m/ More than one 21. Comfort Ogunlade Tush Farmer N400 million https://fij.ng/article/freed-by-a-court-tush-farmer-comfort-ogunlade-disappears-with-300-investors-n400m/ Unspecified 22. Dapo Abiola Voltar Global N1.8 billion https://fij.ng/article/dapo-abiolas-voltac-global-capital-robs-investors-including-students-of-n1-8bn/ Unspecified 23. Seyi Beckley Phresh Farms N500m https://fij.ng/article/seyi-beckelys-phresh-farms-church-ministers-rob-1500-investors-of-over-n500m/ Unspecified 24. Olayinka Ayowole Viyola Foods N4.7m https://fij.ng/article/how-olayinka-ayowoles-viyola-foods-defrauded-two-cassava-investors-of-n4-7m/ More than two 25. Dorcas Omamuli Farm Funds More than N1.5 million https://fij.ng/article/owned-by-dorcas-omamuli-endorsed-by-mr-macaroni-farm-funds-africa-mute-after-taking-investors-millions/ More than 5 26. Adewale Jaiyeoba Wales Kingdom Capital Company N40 billion https://fij.ng/article/after-defrauding-investors-of-close-to-n40bn-through-wales-kingdom-capital-company-adewale-jayeoba-disappears/ Many 27. Miebi Bribena Baraza Multipurpose Cooperative Society Billions https://fij.ng/article/40000-investors-lose-billions-to-cooperative-society-owned-by-christ-embassys-pastor-miebi-bribena/ Many 28. Harrison Osemwengie HO Corn Farm Billions https://fij.ng/article/helped-by-channels-tv-andrew-osemwengies-ho-corn-farm-stole-billions-from-investors/ Unspecified 29. Bamise Ajetunmobi and Elizabeth Ajetunmobi Imagine Global Solutions N22 billion https://fij.ng/article/how-bamise-and-elizabeth-ajetunmobi-fled-with-investors-22bn-after-acquiring-antiguan-barbudan-citizenship/ Unspecified 30. Anyanso Mma TheMap N7.5 billion https://fij.ng/article/freed-by-efcc-themaps-anyanso-mma-absconds-with-investors-n7-5bn/ Unspecified 31. Samuel Uko and Amarachi Chukwudi SU Global N3 billion https://fij.ng/article/su-globals-samuel-and-amarachi-uko-stole-investors-n3bn-got-married-and-disappeared/ 6,000 32. Tolulope Oyetayo Gem Incorporations More than N9.5 million https://fij.ng/article/disguised-as-forex-broker-tolulope-oyetayos-gem-incorporations-robs-investors-of-n9-5m/ More than four people 33. Abdulhakeem Moradeyo Insha Allahu Limited N9 billion https://fij.ng/article/how-abdulhakeem-moradeyo-used-insha-allahu-limited-to-defraud-investors-of-n9bn/ Unspecified 34. Akor Philip Benignant Forte Nigeria Ltd. N10 billion https://fij.ng/article/akor-philip-wouldnt-pay-investors-their-n10bn-but-his-wedding-cake-cost-n4-5m/ Thousands 35. Amos Popogbe InksNation N32 million https://fij.ng/article/released-by-efcc-inksnations-amos-popogbe-to-relaunch-fraudulent-investment-company/ Many 36. Mayowa Olukehinde Breach Menders Investment N50 million https://fij.ng/article/mayowa-olukehinde-of-breach-menders-collected-n50m-from-investors-now-hes-unreachable/ Many 37. Babangida Dalori Galaxy Transportation N7 billion https://fij.ng/article/how-babangida-dalori-of-galaxy-transportation-diverted-investors-n7bn-to-forex-property-acquisition/ 3,000 38. Adoms Francis Addy Finance N13 billion https://fij.ng/article/after-registering-addy-finance-ltd-with-sec-adoms-francis-used-it-to-strip-investors-of-over-n13bn/ Many 39. Samuel Okonkwo Cafint Resources Billions https://fij.ng/article/samuel-okonkwo-invited-investors-to-a-cryptocurrency-opportunity-he-fled-with-their-billions/ Many 40. Moses Adebayo Samuel Oba Forex Global Trading N2 billion https://fij.ng/article/adebayo-samuel-took-n2bn-from-investors-via-oba-forex-global-trading-then-he-disappeared/ Many 41. Linda Mabi-Praise Mutano Energy Ltd N128 million https://fij.ng/article/how-lagos-senior-pastor-landed-in-jail-over-n128m-fraud/ Many