Saturday, 24 December 2016

Soon-To-Wed Man Who Drank InsecticideOver MMM Crash Speaks: I LostN750,000

The young intending groom, Adakole,
who drank insecticide over the crash of
ponzi scheme, MMM, has opened up on
his ordeal.
DAILY POST had earlier reported that
Adakole, a native of Ai Okpe in Okpokwu
LGA of Benue State whose wedding is
slated for December 28 had invested
N300 thousand into the scheme last
month and was expecting to get his 30
per cent income before his wedding.
Kole, as he is fondly called, attempted to
take his life in Otukpo, Benue State by
drinking insecticide, last Tuesday
following the news that the ponzi scheme
had crashed.
Speaking on his ordeal on a radio
programme, Weathering the Storm with
Naomi De Diva on 92.1 Vision FM Abuja
and monitored by DAILY POST on
Tuesday, the young man said contrary to
the report, he invested N750,000 in the
scheme against the N350,000 that was
widely reported.
Adakole, who opened up on his
predicament during the phone-in
programme admitted that he had earlier
made profits from the scheme.
He said amid sobs, “I came to Abuja here
few months back in preparation for my
wedding and my friend introduced me to
the MMM thing. He told me about the
benefit involved, though I was a bit
hesitant about it but he succeeded in
convincing me to register under him.
“To be honest, I initially invested 20k
into the scheme and I got 30 per cent the
following month. The following month, I
rendered help of N50k and I still got 30
per cent commission and my full
investment back.
“This time, I believed it was real and I
decided to increase the money. Before
then, my fiancée had warned me against
it. So I went to my cooperative to obtain
a loan and they gladly gave thinking it
was for my wedding. I put in N750k last
month, hopping than it would yield 30
per cent income this month only to wake
up one morning to discover that my
account has been suspended.
“To be sincere, the best option I had then
was to take my life, because I had thought
of how I am going to face my woman. I
didn’t even know when I took the
insecticide. It was my guy, Fred who
rescued me. My wedding is around the
corner, I have been saving the money
ahead of the wedding only to end up that
“As we speak, I have not set my eyes on
my woman. I put off my phone since
then because the shame is much. My
wedding is 8 days from now and I am
confused. I just returned from the
hospital. I don’t know what to do.”
Meanwhile, many callers, who phoned in
during the programme scolded the young
man for attempting to take his life
because of money.
Others advised him to get loan from bank
for the wedding, while some asked him
to put his wedding on hold till January
  1. when the scheme might have returned.