Scores besiege Zoe Embassy Church over locked up funds with pastor’s companies

Scores besiege Zoe Embassy Church over locked up funds with pastor’s companies

Scores of disgruntled customers of EL Real Estates and Tikowre Capital have besieged East Legon-based Zoe Embassy Church where the companies’ founder, Kelvin Kobiri is pastor.

The customers are demanding that their locked up investments be paid back to them.

This is the third time the disgruntled customers from Takoradi and other parts of the country have besieged the church premises to demand their locked up funds.

Citi News’ Nii Aryeequaye Okine reported that the Church was closed when the customers arrived around on Sunday.

But some of the customers said in an interview that they although the church has been closed today, they will remain at the premise until they get their monies.

Richard Alinka, a customer from Tarkwa in the Western Region said, despite getting the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) involved in the matter and getting Pastor Kobiri’s promise of paying them in three months.

We are victims of EL Real Estate and Tikowre Investment owned by Pastor Kelvin Elson Godson, founder and overseer of Zoe Outreach Embassy. We the complainants did our investments individually but when it was due for us to get our money, the principal cum the interest wasn’t coming forth.

We met the CID at the Head Quarters on the 10th of October, 2019. Kelvin Elson Godson agreed to give us our money in three months time. The 90 days expired and we didn’t get our money. We thought that we were safe, going to the CID and they will do something about it but nothing was done and now we are restless. We don’t have any help from anywhere.

We do not know what to do. People are dying, our wives are leaving us, others have stroke, others suffering from kidney issues and they need to be put on dialysis. there is no money so we are losing our lives every day. We called him and he gave us death threats that he is going to kill all of us. We are here today to take our money from him because we don’t have anywhere to go.

Another customer said, “we are here for our money. We invested with Kelvin’s companies, Tikowre and EL Real. His offices at Tarkwa are all closed and we can’t get him to pay us our money. We came here the first time and he called in the police and they sent us to the CID Head Quarters. We came back again and he didn’t pay.

Pastor Kelvin Kobiri is accused of running an FX Trade Investment which allegedly promised between 20 per cent and 30 per cent returns on investments placed.

Some also invested in his EL Gold and EL Real Capital Limited.

His EL Abode Group of Companies at Tesano has many fragments including EL Trust Ltd, EL FX Ltd, EL Real Estate Ltd, EL Gold Ltd, Delight Microfinance, EL City Ltd, Zoe City Ltd and EL First Holding Ltd.