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EFCC promises due diligence in alleged N4b scam in Rivers

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The Port Harcourt zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has assured investors of Bluekey Investment Club across the Niger Delta of diligent investigation.

The assurance was given yesterday by the Head, Cyber Crime Section, Allison James, while addressing protesters that besieged the zonal office that was seeking the refund of their investments in the company.

According to him, the EFCC is not holding Bluekey’s depositors’ funds but would ensure that thorough investigations were carried into the activities of the company.

“We started the investigations of Bluekey Investment Club because we believe that its activities were questionable. We stepped in to protect investors’ interests.

Your money is not in the custody of EFCC. There are more than 4000 investors and people that have invested N4 billion. There are so many variables involved, but we would ensure that diligent investigations are done,” he pledged.

The protesters converged on the entrance of the agency’s zonal office with placards bearing inscriptions like: “Suanu, Bluekey Refund Our Money”; ” EFCC, Save Us From Bluekey”; “Refund Investors, We Are Crying Out For Help”; “Save Innocent Investors From Accruing Debts, Bluekey!”

One of the protesters, Leo Ativie, appealed to the anti-graft agency to refund investors’ money locked in Bluekey’s accounts, stressing that the shareholders were
“innocent Nigerians.”

Another protester, Stephen Okojie, said the money invested in the company were borrowed funds.


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