Nov 29, 2022

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Alleged N2bn Fraud: Prominent Christ Embassy Pastor, Wife Declared Wanted By EFCC – Legit.ng

  • The CEO of a pyramid scheme in Bayelsa, Pastor Onyimiebi, and his wife, Beatrice Bribena, are wanted by the EFCC
  • According to the commission, Onyimebi and Beatrice wanted by the Christ Embassy in Kumasi, Ghana for alleged fraud by N2bn by their organization, Baraza Multipurpose Cooperative

The Economic Commission and Financial Crime (EFCC) has declared wanted Pastor Onyimiebi Bribena and his wife Beatrice Bribena on alleged fraud charges.

Pastor Onyimiebi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Baraza Multipurpose Cooperative, a Ponzi system based in Bayelsa.

According to the EFCC via their verified Facebook page on Thursday 9 June, the pair are said to have cheated unsuspecting Nigerians out of the sum of N2 billion have.

A statement about them from the Head of Media and Public Relations Since the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, reads:

“The general public is hereby informed that Onyimiebi Bribena and Beatrice Bribena, whose photos appear above, are wanted by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in an alleged case of conspiracy, fundraising through false pretenses, money laundering and pyramid schemes totaling only two billion naira (2,000,000,000.00).

“Bribena and Beatrice are both from Yenagoa Local Government Area in the State of Bayelsa.

“Their last known address is No. 163 Mbiama Yenagoa Road, Biogbolo, State of Bayelsa.

“Anyone with useful information as to their whereabouts should please contact the Commission at its offices in Benin, Kaduna, Ibadan, Sokoto, Gombe, Maiduguri, Makurdi, Ilorin, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt and Abuja or under these num numbers 09-9044751-3, 0B093322644, 08183322644, 070 -26350721-3, 070-6350724-5 ; His email address: [email protected] or the nearest police station and other security agencies.”

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A PM News report claimed that Bribena was a pastor at Christ Embassy Kumasi 1, Ghana, but fled Nigeria in 2021 after failing to pay investors her return on investment (ROI).

The publication added that Bribena’s disappearance had sparked protests in Yenagoa, the state capital.

However, the pastor had claimed that some employees of the cooperative had compromised its systems by cheating the organization out of more than N300 million.

Moreover, the cleric said that the organization was conducting a forensic audit , to enable it to pay the backlog of unpaid surpluses to investors and members.

Just in: Trouble for scammers as the EFCC finally launches a mobile app for reporting crimes

Meanwhile, the EFCC had launched an application that would facilitate the process of to facilitate reporting of economic and financial crimes in the country.

The commission chairman made the disclosure on Wednesday, July 14, when he presented the app called Eagle Eye.< /p>

According to Bawa, the app complements existing crime reporting channels, adding that it is an easy-to-use application with features that can be operated by any educated person.

Source: Legit.ng