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Investment Fraud: Interpol declares Gloria Osei, husband wanted

The international police (Interpol) have reportedly declared a Nigerian couple entrepreneurs,  Gloria Igberaese and Muyiwa Folorunsho wanted for their alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar investment fraud. 

According to a report by Peoples Gazette,  the couple who are reported to be the CEOs of Divergent Enterprise operating businesses such as Landlagos, PorkMoney, Hyberfactory and Porkoyum, among other companies allegedly used to fleece thousands of Nigerians in a slew of Ponzi schemes linked to them. 

In one case, the suspects, whose social media prominence earned them the pseudonym ‘Bonnie and Clyde’, allegedly defrauded investors N1 billion. 

“These funds were however diverted to personal use, including for the purchase of luxury properties and foreign citizenship,” victims said in a January 21, 2021, petition to federal authorities. 

Warrants of arrest separately issued for them by the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court said they are wanted for obtaining money under false pretence and stealing.  

“He is wanted by the police for the offence of obtaining money under false pretence, stealing and diversion of funds,” a notice issued by the Interpol section of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos said with descriptions of their physical qualities.

“If seen, arrest and hand over to the nearest police station or to the office of the commissioner of police Interpol Section Force Criminal Investigation Department Annex Alagbon Ikoyi Close, Lagos,” the documents further said. 

The duo in 2019 came under the spotlight after some Twitter users who claimed to be former staff members of their organisation accused them of creating a toxic work environment,  fraud and unfair deduction of their salaries. 

Reacting to the allegations which exposed their covert marriage, Mrs Osei denied ever mistreating any staff member. 

“For those who are unhappy with my perceived treatment of them while working for me, I sincerely apologize, and I do hope that over time, as you venture into creating businesses of yours that you get to understand why some things however unpalatable are totally necessary if one is to survive as a business owner in Nigeria,” she wrote.

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