Lament delay in repayments, high blood pressure
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Participants of the Ponzi Scheme, popularly known as MMM in Rivers State have said they are being frustrated and weak each time they remember their hard earn money invested in the failed scheme.
Some of the participates who spoke with The post yesterday said they are secretly dying slowly each time their minds go on the money invested.
One of the participants, Mrs. Agnes Eze said she is desperately in need of her money, adding that the delay in the repayment has made her a victim of high blood pressure.
Mrs. Eze said: “Look, as you are seeing me here, I’m dying, my blood pleasure is high and it has continue to go up each time I remember my money. Many people you are seeing walking on the road who invested in the scheme are also suffering from one illness or the other.
“One thing about MMM is that nobody want to tell you how much he or she invested. People are keeping it in their mind. Like in my yard, I didn’t tell anybody that I invested on it, because it is a shame. So when they are crying, I pretend as if I am innocent but crying in my heart.
Another participant, Mr. Franklin Ordukwu who said MMM has frustrated him narrated how he sold his only car to invest on the dubious platform.
“A friend of mine convinced me to invest on it, I gave him N500, 000 and I was paid N695000. That was how I foolishly sold my car and invested all the money with me. The total money I invested was N1.5million before they went on one month break.
“Since they came back nothing is happening on the platform. As I’m talking to you now, I don’t know what could happen to me next because I am a frustrated man. Some people said they will pay me but when and how when nobody is ready to provide for help.
Mr. Tochukwu Mandu, who spoke angrily threatened to arrest his referee for encouraging him to reinvest with MMM at a time the news broke out that MMM has collapsed.
Mandu said: “I was in the bank to pay N500,000 to my referee for him to assist and render help to those the platform has ordered me to pay. It was the same day the news of one month suspension broke out.
“I was in the bank when I called to inform him of what was happening. But he ignorantly told me to forget what people are insinuating. May be, his eyes is on his percentage and not on the risks. He insisted that I should provide for another help that was what made me victim now. He must be arrested.”
Mrs. Chidiebere Njoku said: “ My problem now is how to get my business money I invested with MMM. It was money my husband wanted to use and order for goods. I took the money and invested on MMM without his knowledge, but later, when I told him he was very angry.
“ I was able to calm him down when the platform retuned again on January 13 . But with what is happening now, my marriage is in danger. My husband will not forgive me. But do you think they will not pay me,” she worriedly asked.