A man simply identified as Adakole, who is about to wed, is presently fighting to stay alive after he reportedly took insecticide sequel to the alleged crash of Ponzi scheme, Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox, famously known as MMM.
According to Daily Post, the unfortunate incident happened in Otukpo, Benue State, after promoters and participants were thrown into panic on Tuesday following the news that the Ponzi scheme has been frozen.
Reports had it that all confirmed MMM accounts were frozen at Monday, December 12th.
It was gathered by Daily Post that Adakole, a native of Ai Okpe in Okpokwu LGA whose wedding is scheduled to hold on December 28, made an investment of N300,000 into the scheme in November and was expecting to get his 30% income before his big day.
An eyewitness said that when the news broke out Tuesday morning, Adakole, who was introduced into the business, literally went mad. He said:
“Kole is my childhood friend, we all grew up in Ugbokolo but when he traveled to Abuja to meet with the pastor of his fiancée, he said someone introduced him into the MMM thing but I and his babe warned him but he told us the scheme was not a scam.
“This early morning, he called me to check the internet if the story of the alleged crash of the scheme was true, I told him so I heard and he screamed and hung up.
“When I heard him, I knew it was no longer funny, so I had to rush to his house around Sabon Gari to discover that he had taken Raid insecticide. I had to call the fiancée to inform her.
“I had to take him to the clinic where he is currently battling for his life. The babe is already on her way from Abuja.”
Meanwhile, the founders of MMM have announced that the scheme has not crashed as is being widely speculated, adding that it was only in pause mode. They urged investors not to panic as the scheme would return next year.