A foreign currency trading and cryptocurrency buying and selling corporate, Headway Business Patterns Restricted has defrauded unsuspecting Nigerians of billions of naira invested for monetary returns, SaharaReporters has learnt.
SaharaReporters accrued that 4 control participants of workforce of the corporate – Mr Jubril Adetunji, Mr Adetokunbo Olamide Collins, Mr Blameless Clement, and Mr Olawoyin Hakeem have disappeared into skinny air, locking their workplaces and leaving buyers in surprise.
A workforce member of the corporate, Mr Babatunde Akinkurolere disclosed this to SaharaReporters on Monday.
Akinkurolere disclosed that Hakeem had previous stated all over a workforce assembly that he would trip in a foreign country for a grasp’s programme, and that he later realised that 3 others had been nowhere to be discovered with their cellphones switched off.
He published that he spotted this when he visited the top place of work following shoppers’ court cases of now not being paid, simplest to find that the place of work were close.
He stated, “My identify is Babatunde Akinkurolere. I’m a Monetary Marketing consultant with the corporate Headway Business Patterns Restricted. They stated we’re a the Forex market Buying and selling and Cryptocurrency Buying and selling funding registered corporate.
“They stated they have got been current for over 13 years with their Head Place of business at 79, Ladipo Boulevard, Mushin, Lagos State. They stated they personal the development on the Head Place of business and had simply purchased any other development at Mushin.
“The corporate additionally claims to have an place of work at Rozxy Plaza KM 20, Lekki-Epe Limited-access highway, Ilaje Bus Prevent, beside FCMB Financial institution, Ajah-Lekki, Lagos, and any other place of work at View Level Plaza, No 3 NEPA Street, Reverse Jubilee Bridge, Ajah.
“I used to be hired in April this 12 months and given an Appointment Letter dated eleventh June, 2021 with an ID card.
“In truth, I’ve a question letter for difficult my feminine boss, Trade Supervisor, and any other member of workforce.
“It is an funding corporate and we monetary advisors are going to herald shoppers with a minimal funding of N50,000 to N999,999 to get 15% rate of interest on their funding after ten running days, N1,000,000 to N9,999,999 to get 17.5% rate of interest on their funding after ten running days, and if it’s N10,000,000 and above, 20% on their funding however the capital remains with us for three months.
“We have now been running and paying shoppers till twentieth September 2021, when shoppers weren’t paid so, two Trade Managers, any other workforce member and I went to the Head Place of business to determine what the issue used to be, simplest to get there to determine it used to be locked.
“And the entire Control Team of workers, Mr Jubril Adetunji, Mr Adetokunbo Olamide Collins, Mr Blameless Clement, and Mr Olawoyin Hakeem are nowhere to be discovered.
“Mr Olawoyin Hakeem instructed us in a workforce assembly a while in the past that he would trip in another country for his grasp’s. All their telephones had been switched off. It’s evident that they have got absconded with billions of naira of buyers and workforce price range.”
Akinkurolere added that the Police, the Division of State Services and products (DSS), and the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) are already at the case.
Talking with SaharaReporters, one of the vital defrauded shoppers, stated the entire employees within the corporate, together with Akinkurolere had been liable for swindling him.
Whilst he didn’t reveal the whole sum of money he invested within the corporate, he maintained that the entire employees of the corporate must be held accountable.
“What Mr Babatunde stated is right. However, he’s additionally a fraudster. They all in that corporate are fraudsters. He’s going to pay me each penny I misplaced to this corporate as a result of he’s the one who markets the product to me. I saved asking him if the product used to be authentic and he used to be responding a number of occasions that it used to be authentic. The type of advertising he put into this makes one fall for it.
“I’ve invested like 4 occasions and were given returns till after I invested N1.3 million. So, I demanded a Memorandum of Figuring out (MoU) from him, which he promised however didn’t (ship). It is so unlucky,” Charles stated.
Any other sufferer of the rip-off dwelling within the Eti-Osa native govt space of Lagos, corroborated the tale.
She began making an investment within the scheme in June.
“I joined in June 2021. I invested N1.1 million simplest to find the entire other people concerned have disappeared. Mr Babatunde instructed us that it’s been reported to the police,” Mrs Talabi stated.