Imagine Global: EFCC to consolidate petitions against fleeing couple

Bamise Ajetunmobi and Elizabeth Ajetunmobi of Imagine Global

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) plans to consolidate all petitions against owners of embattled Imagine Global Holdings Company Limited after they allegedly fled with investors’ funds estimated at over N20 billion.

A top official of the anti-graft agency disclosed this to in a phone conversation on Wednesday.

Global Holdings, which advertises itself as providing “investment banking, advisory and micro-lending and brokerage services in Nigeria and Africa”, was founded by ex-banker Bamise Ajetunmobi.

Registered in 2017, the company reportedly had a customer base of over 90,000 Nigerians at home and abroad.

It received billions of naira from investors seeking high yield with a promise of as much as 10%.

Trouble became manifest in August 2021 when Mr. Ajetunmobi, who ran the company with his wife Elizabeth Ajetunmobi, failed to pay investors any return.

The couple are believed to have fled the country, leaving investors angry and confused.

Speaking with a correspondent, the EFCC official who did not want his name mentioned, said the agency has received several petitions from investors.

According to him, “most of the petitions were submitted at our Lagos office.”

He added, “all the petitions will be consolidated and an announcement will be made at the right time.”

Meanwhile, a Lagos State High Court on Wednesday restrained all commercial banks in the country from releasing funds totalling N11.795 billion to Mr. and Mrs. Ajetunmobi.

The court presided over by Justice Toyin Oyekan-Abdullai also granted an order restraining the couple and the companies linked to them, Imagine Global Holding Company Limited and Imagine Global Solutions Limited, from accessing funds totalling N11,795,090,000 in their accounts pending the hearing and determination of the suit against them.