Panic among Nigerians who invested in Imagine Global Solutions Ltd after the couple in charge reportedly fled the country with thousands of clients’ money.
Bamise and Elizabeth Ajetunmobi, according to investor social media posts, went into hiding after spending up to N22 billion in investor monies.
Imagine Global Solutions Ltd claimed to be a microlending service for small and medium-sized enterprises, promising 22% interest on loans and 10% returns to investors.
Several victims recounted their losses on social media, ranging from the low five digits to as much as N500 million. A WhatsApp group has been set up for people who have been impacted by the fraudulent scam to pool their resources in order to reclaim their investments. The investors also established a Nairaland forum.
Imagine Global, which was founded in 2017, claimed on its website to have 90,000 Nigerian customers, but it was unknown how many of them were able to retrieve their investments before the Ajetunmobis vanished. The pair allegedly went to London, where an Imagine Global branch was established in August 2019.