Club across the Niger Delta of diligent investigations.
The assurance was made on Thursday, October 31, 2019 in Port Harcourt,
Rivers State by the Head, Cyber Crime Section of the Port Harcourt’s
Zonal Office of the EFCC, Mr. Allison James, while addressing some
protesters that besieged the Zonal Office 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
are done 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 have invested N4billion.
There are so many variables involved but we would ensure that diligent
investigations are done”, he said.
The protesters converged at the entrance of the Zonal office and carried
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 EFCC to refund
investors money locked in Bluekey’s accounts, stressing that the
investors are ” innocent Nigerians”. Another protester, Stephen Okojie,
said that the money invested in the company were borrowed funds.
19 staff of Bluekey Investment Club were on August 30, 2019 arrested in
Port Harcourt. The company, operating from Sonia Mall, 42 Woji Road,
YKC Junction, Port Harcourt, was registered with the Corporate Affairs
Commission( CAC) as a Software Development and General Contracting Firm,
but allegedly veered into an interest-yielding Ponzi Scheme with ten
percent (10%) weekly returns on investment over (6) Months. The Scheme
also promised total returns of invested capital after six (6) Months.
Investigations showed that 4000 investors pooled their money in the
company with a total investment of N4billion.