The young intending groom, Adakole, who drank insecticide over the suspension of ponzi scheme, MMM, has opened up on his ordeal.
It was 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, speaking on his ordeal on a radio show, Weathering The Storm with Naomi De Diva on 92.1 Vision FM Abuja, said contrary to reports, he actually invested N750,000.
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% the following month. The following month, I rendered help of N50k and I still got 30% commission and my 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 me thinking it was for my wedding. I put in N750k last month, hopping than it would yield 30% 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 way.
“As we speak, I have not set my eyes on my woman. I put off my phone since 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.”