Scores of agrieved investors of MBA Forex Trading and Capital Investment on Sunday stormed the Christ Embassy headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in a desperate bid to reclaim their trapped funds.
The protest is the second in two weeks by the troubled investors who had last week stage a similar action to the South-South Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Port Harcourt.
The investors with various placards, urged the church to prevail on the founder of MBA Forex, Maxwell Weli Odum, to return their investments, since it is now obvious that the scheme had crashed.
The visibly worried investors were accompanied by some members of the Rivers State Civil Society Organisations, as they sang and chanted solidarity songs.
The embattled Odum who is said to be a member of the church, allegedly donated a whopping N1 billion to the church, which many investors believed was part of their money and one of the reason that led to the crash of the once bubbling scheme.
A man who claimed be a pastor of the church told the agrieved investors that their complaints will be channeled to the “appropriate quarters”.
Recently the Lagos State Police Command was said to have invited and quizzed Odum based on the petition written by some investors but was however granted administrative bail on personal recognition.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), had said 125, 397 investors deposited a total of 171, 128,219,041 into accounts belonging to the company.
The Apex bank in a suit with suit Number FHC/PH/MIsC/35/2021, before the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on the 10th of February, filed an exparte motion seeking an order of the court to stop all debit transactions from MBA accounts.
On February 11, the court ordered that accounts maintained in any bank in Nigeria by the company be forthwith frozen for a period of time sufficient for the CBN to conclude the ongoing investigation and inquiry into the affairs of the company.