- A couple has duped over 500 people in Owerri
- The couple’s victims included pastors and a gospel rap artiste
- They were alleged to have used the money fraudulently collected from them to buy Lexus jeep and build a house
In a message to NAIJ.com, a Facebook user, Amadi Immaculate narrates how some people, including pastors fell victim of a Ponzi scam - vipdonations.club.
He said: "A man named Mr Donald Iyke and his wife, Mrs Rachael Affiong Iyke, attending Gospel Pillars church and residing at Owerri, created a ponzi scheme named vipdonations.club and scammed over 500 people millions of naira.
"His scam victims includes one of his pastors Mr Desire Dappa Ofori , Mr Kponi Philip, a well-known gospel rap artiste/Activist D.O.P.E , A Port Harcourt fast rising singer faith heaven and over 500 others, with which he bought a Lexus jeep and house.
"He promised 100% returns on any investment made on the scheme .using an office at cherubim road Owerri as a cover.
"Unknown to people he was matching his victims to pay him and his wife when they found out all payments was made to his central account, with account name: Donald Iyke, zenith bank plc, he dissolved the scheme.
"He just opened a new scam site on the 29th of March 2017, promising 150% returns after blocking the old people. He used his wife as co-admin on the new site. Some of his victims are currently on his trail and he has been on the run, hiding from public glare.
"He is a renowned member of the church gospel pillars branch in Owerri and the church has been trying to keep the scandal low key, therefore giving him an escape route as some of them are aware and involved in the elaborate scam.
"When contacted, he threatened to deny the allegations if taken to court. I have over 10 victims willing to corroborate this story with evidence. He also has plans of leaving the country soon as the police are also on his trail.
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