Some Nigerians have called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest Nigerian comedian, Emmanuel Chuwkwuemeka Ejekwu popularly known as “Sabinus” for endorsing and advertising a Ponzi scheme company, AI Mining, which has allegedly defrauded many people.
The celebrity had in different videos promoted the platform, prompting people to invest in it. He was also one of its ambassadors.
The Ponzi-like initiative is allegedly owned by one Chiamaka Glory.
A check by SaharaReporters on the app showed it had crashed, leaving investors due for payment stranded.
Some subscribers who invested in the scheme are lambasting Sabinus for promoting it.
The comedian it was gathered has been silent since the app crashed.
“Prior to mischievous scam activities carried against many innocent Nigerians by a company named AI MINING on 30th of March, 2023, whose ambassador in Nigeria is one Mr Chukwuemeka Emmanuel Ejekwu, a comedian celebrity popularly called Mr Funny / Sabinus,” a petition by some Nigerians to EFCC read.
“We want this body to invite Mr Funny Sabinus Chukwuemeka to reveal the identity of the people behind AI MINING since he can’t be contracted by ghosts.
“We are also using this letter to tell you to help reveal the real identity of the entities behind the license/ certificate issued to AI Mining operating at Church gate Towers Abuja 2nd floor.
“Sequence to this also, we want the anti-graft agency to extend invitation to the General Manager of NTA, FAAJI FM, WAZOBIA to also reveal the identity of people that contracted them to run series of jingles for them under the company named AI MINING, that made millions of innocent Nigerians to invest on their platform leveraging on the integrity of those stations.”
One of the scammed investors told SaharaReporters, “Please help us, poor masses are dying because any borrowed money to invest because of all the evidence provided by them with TV and radio stations that advertised to them.
“We got the advert on NTA, Wazobia, Silver Bird and Sabinus and other means about AI mining, that it is real and genuine, so many people because it was coming from national television stations keyed into it. After some months that many Nigerians have invested a huge amount of money, they closed the app and refused to return people’s money.
“Many borrowed money for that investment, many used their hard earned money to invest and a lot are dying because of their huge amount they invested. Help us please.”