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KICC Says Ashimolowo Not Involved In Ponzi Scheme

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), a London- based organization, of the main church pastored by Mr Matthew Ashimolowo, has refuted the allegation that he was involved Ponzi Scheme.

KICC, in a statement issued by Dipo Oluyomi, Chief Executive Officer and James Mcglashan, Chief Operating Offficer, said: “We wish to state that the headline was unfortunate and misleading and has caused damage to the reputation of Pastor Ashimolowo. The sensational headline suggests that Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo lost $5 million when in fact he did not and did not make the decision to invest.

“Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo is the Senior Pastor of KICC and not her trustee and has never been a trustee of KICC.

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“As you are aware from the Charities Commission’s report, the decision to invest was solely that of the U.K trustees without any involvement of Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo. Importantly as the report states, it is the trustees who have the responsibility for investing Charity Funds and not Pastor Ashimolowo.”

The statement said the investments referred to were made by former trustees on behalf of the Charity over seven and half years ago and that they believed they were acting in the best interest of the Charity and “they did not and have not benefited personally.”

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“KICC is a Charity organisation whose main aim is to advance the Christian religion in the U.K. and around the world as well as provide local communities with a great deal of counselling and support, including educational, bereavement and prayer support.

“Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo preaches around the world on behalf of KICC, spreading the word, touching lives both home and abroad, raising Champions and the profile of KICC,” it stated.

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Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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