Police declare Chinmark CEO wanted over alleged N480m fraud

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The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has declared the Chief Executive Officer of Chinmark Group, Ijiomah Marksman Chinedu, wanted for alleged investment fraud.

Chinedu was asked to appear before the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Interpol, at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

A special police gazette bulletin announced that a warrant of arrest was issued by the Magistrate Court of Lagos.

Chinedu is accused of cyber fraud and obtaining money by false pretences and money laundering to the tune of N480 million.

Chive GPS, a dispute resolution company which provides debt recovery solutions and other services, had petitioned the police.

The firm narrated how its client, “oblivious of the large-scale fraud ahead”, sent the money in question into multiple bank accounts controlled by Chinmark Group.

The transaction was designed to yield interest but at the expected time, “the chief masterminds, Ijiomah Marksman and Purity Marksman” reportedly fled Nigeria to the UAE or the South Pacific Island of Vanuatu.

Chive GPS said the suspect “may have coordinated this fraud alongside Amanda Chisom, Peter Awuzie, Happiness Awuzie, Linda Chinemelum Paul, Ada Ujaligwa, Timothy Benedict, and Harrison Gwamnishu”.

The petition also urged the police to have the Chinmark boss placed on a global red notice to allow security agencies monitor his movement

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