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MMM Nigeria Crash: Groom-to-be Drinks Insecticide In Benue

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A man simply identified as Mr Adakole attempted suicide at the news of accounts frozen by MMM organizers.
Mr Adakole,
a groom-to-be reportedly drank insecticide in Otukpo, Benue state after
he heard about the crash of the Ponzi scheme Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox,
popularly known as MMM.

There has been tension in Nigeria after
participants of the scheme woke up to a message from the organizers that
their accounts have been frozen.
The MMM
organizers said all accounts will be frozen for a period of one month to
allow it prevent its crash as anticipated by many.
However, on hearing the news, Adakole, whose wedding was scheduled to hold on Wednesday, December 28, drank insecticide.
Daily Post reports that Adakole invested N300,000 into the scheme last month.
He was expecting to reap his 30 per cent income to help in his preparation for his wedding.
Witnesses said the new MMM participant went ‘mad’ after the news broke.
“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,”
the witness said.
“He invested the 300k he was saving for his
wedding into the thing and was expecting to get the 30 per cent before
his wedding on 28 of this month.
“This
early morning, he called me to check the internet if the story of the
alleged crashed 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,”
he said.
He said Adakole has been taken to a clinic where is currently receiving treatment.
But when contacted, police spokesperson for Benue state, Mr Moses Yamu said he was not aware of the incident.
Mr Yamu said the incident was yet to be reported to the police.
“We are yet to receive the report as we speak but I promise to get back to you as soon as I get the report,” Yamu said.
Source: Naij

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