Hundreds In Pain As Fraudsters Scam Benue Investors
Hundreds of people on Monday who thronged the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi Benue State capital, expecting a reward for their investment were disappointed. The people who went to the stadium from different parts of the state as early as 6am had come to receive items for Christmas from a Ponzi scheme, known as Inksnation. It was gathered that the people had registered with N2000 each and were to receive N12,000 in three instalment in cash or consumables for their investment. The investors were directed to assemble at the stadium to collect their reward but, no official of the purported investment scheme came and no explanation was given. It’s an online investment platform.
Meanwhile the Ekiti State Government said on Monday that it would leave no stone unturned to apprehend members of a loan scheme agency, exposed in a viral video to have allegedly swindled some unsuspecting persons of their money in the state. The state Commissioner for Information, Akinbowale Omole, said “Relevant security agencies are already on their trail.” The commissioner also advised people in the state “to make proper enquiries at the state Ministry of Trade and Industry for possible loans for small and medium scale businesses to avoid falling prey to fraudsters.”