Oja folds ‘leaving staff unpaid’

London-based speciality Caribbean and African food delivery company Oja has folded amid allegations a number of staff and suppliers have been left unpaid.

As reported by the Evening Standard, the newspaper said that according to court records it had obtained, Oja has faced “eight separate legal claims” since March for unpaid wages “totalling more than £50,000”.

The company, backed by Premier League footballer Raheem Sterling, confirmed on former Twitter platform X, that it had “regrettably” ceased operations due to “financial constraints” and confirmed that its last deliveries were concluded on 30 July.

"We believe it is in the best interests of our valued customers, team, and committed management,” said Oja, adding that it had been advised by payment partner Stripe that payments through its website or app could no longer be accepted.

Oja’s investors and key stakeholders were informed of the company’s closure several weeks ago.

Retail Systems has reached out to Oja regarding reports of the unpaid fees.

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