No fewer than 300 depositors who went to collect their money and interest from a company, Wiscom Business Ventures, got the shock of their lives when they could not locate any of the officials.
The enterprise, one of the wonder banks operating in Jos, Plateau State, is located in Tufun Wada area of Jos North. Our correspondent gathered that the depositors had gathered to collect the proposed dividends due to them at the end of the monthly investment period, only to find the office securely locked.
The depositors were said to have been promised 100 per cent return on their investment at the end of 30 days, Following the mouth-watering offer, hundreds of depositors, it was learnt, rushed to the company for business transaction.
When our correspondent visited the office on Wednesday, he observed that the angry depositors had gathered at the gate of the building with no official of the bank to attend to them.
They appealed to state and federal governments to fish out the operators of the business with a view to retrieving their money. Josiah said relevant authorities ought to have investigated the company before it started operation.