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NIGERIA’S BIGGEST SCAMMER MAXWELL OBUM VANISHES WITH B213 BILLION

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Maxwell Odum Nigeria’s biggest crook vanishes with N213 billion

Ponzi scheme operator Maxwell Odum has vanished into the thin air after defrauding over 100,000 Nigerians of an estimated N213 billion or $511,590,216, according to CBN rate.

Maxwell who operated a company called MBA Trading and Capital Investments Limited, based in Port Harcourt, collected huge sums from people, promising fantastic returns.

The Rivers state born crook is now nowhere to be found. He ceased posting on his Facebook on 19 November 2020, when he ran another disclaimer for another scammer ‘Maxwell Odums’, based in Lagos.

Scammer Maxwell Odum posing in his Port Harcourt office

After the real Maxwell vanished, leaving his clients poorer, the EFCC declared him wanted in December 2021.

The agency accuses him of money laundering, Conspiracy and obtaining Money by false Pretence.

EFCC says Odum is a native of Ikwerre in Rivers State.

“His last known address is 7 Odum Street, Elekahia, Port Harcourt”, said EFCC head of media and publicity, Wilson Uwujaren.

In the meantime, Odum’s depositors are wailing on his Facebook page, as they could not get their money back.

One of the victims, Grant Ogaga Etaghara who lives in Sapele, pleaded with Odum to return his principal sum of N1,100,000.

“I need the total capital that I deposited for investment in my bank account as soon as possible:, he wrote on Odum’s wall on Facebook.

He could well be addressing a stone. He started his investment in October. By November, Odum’s MBA failed to pay him his first ROI.

Ifunanya Elizabeth Ilechukwu, who reacted to Odum’s warning about another scammer said: There’s no difference between you and the scammer… Pay people that ROI or your refund their money… criminal”

Praize Favour another victim rained curses on Odum: “MBA, my blood will be on your head. I can’t get my treatments because you refused to pay me my money. I am undergoing kidney dialysis every week, but has stopped due to lack of money.

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