A Christ Embassy Pastor and his wife have been declared wanted by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The pastor identified as Pastor (Dr.) Miebi Bribena and his wife Beatrice Bribena, sole owners of the Braza Multipurpose Cooperative, a Bayelsa-based ponzi scheme are wanted for allegedly defrauding Nigerians of N2 billion.
Pastor Bribena, pastor of Christ Embassy Kumasi 1, Ghana, reportedly fled Nigeria last year after failing to pay investors a return on investment, sparking protests in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa.
Pastor Bribena alleged that some cooperative members compromised their system by defrauding the organization of more than N300 million, adding that the organization was conducting a forensic audit to enable it to pay unpaid surpluses to investors and members, a promise that was never fulfilled.
Confirming the incident, EFCC head of media and public relations Wilson Uwujaren said in a statement;
“Bribena and Beatrice are both natives of Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
“Their last known address is: No 163 Mbiama Yenagoa Road, Biogbolo, Bayelsa State.
“Anybody with useful information as to their whereabouts should please contact the Commission in its Benin, Kaduna, lbadan, Sokoto, Gombe, Maiduguri, Makurdi, llorin, Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt and Abuja offices or through these numbers 09-9044751-3, 0B093322644, 08183322644, 070-26350721-3, 070-6350724-5; Its e-mail address: email@example.com or the nearest Police Station and other security agencies.