Pressure mounts at Zoe Outreach Embassy as members make fresh push for locked-up capital
Some aggrieved customers of defunct Tikowre Capital have once again pitched camp at the Zoe Outreach Embassy at Obojo in the Greater Accra region to demand payment of locked-up investments from the church’s founder.
They say Kelvin Kwesi Kobiri has reneged on his pledge to pay them back in 90 days following a similar action in June.
Sunday’s church service had been advertised to come off at 9 am but the premises is locked with some policemen present.
Few church members could be seen standing meters away from the church premises.
The aggrieved investors said that life remains tough for them the longer they are denied access to their money.
The aggrieved persons mostly men – some of them members of the Outreach – say they were convinced by the founder and leader of the East Legon-based church to invest hundreds of cedis with EL Real Estates and Tikowre Capital.
They say all attempts since last year to withdraw their dividends, principal from the two entities allegedly owned by Kelvin Kwesi Kobiri have proven futile.
According to them, it has become a nightmare even getting to speak to the overseer of the church.
“We want our money because you call him [Mr Kobiri] and he does not pick your calls and when he does he will only insult you.
“He has become very arrogant after taking our money,” one of the disgruntled customers who said he has ¢1 million investment said.
“We know he is a "man of God" and so we trusted him. Some of us have been with the church for a very long time and being a senior pastor we trusted him more that is why we saved out money with him,” another unhappy customer said.
Yet again, another man who said he invested ¢500,000 with EL Real Estates upon the recommendation of Mr Kobiri said he wants his money back.