Grace Road Founder under investigation by Korean police
July 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Korean Police continue to investigate the controversial founder, Reverend Shin Ok-joo of the Navua based Agricultural Company Grace Road.
The Korean Embassy in Fiji has confirmed that Ok-joo was arrested last week and has been charged with several offences including foreign exchange exploitation, assault and confinement.
Embassy officials also noted that the investigation is on-going and they are not in a position to comment on the case.
Grace Road Public Relations Manager Ana Choi in an email response to FBC News says these are false claims by the Korean authorities who have gone too far.
Choi says as a result, Reverend Shin has been asked to answer questions by the authority, adding that this is a ridiculous event.
The statement also goes on to say that the Grace Road Group consists of 150 investors and their families who believe in the Church’s vision and volunteer to come to Fiji.
With 220 local employees, the GR Group says they want to further expand their businesses to the local and overseas market.
Grace Road has several businesses in Fiji from restaurants to hardware stores as well as a construction company which reportedly has acquired a number of government contracts.
Grace Road in the past has been accused of enticing followers to Fiji in return for large cash investments in the Church.