The MMM, whose wedding was rescheduled from December last year to May
2017 reportedly died on Monday night following complications arising
from the poison he took late last year.
Kole had reportedly invested about N750,000 in the scheme in November
last year and was expecting to get his 30 per cent income when the MMM
crashed and he lost his money.
A family source said Kole passed away after suffering from stomach
complications as a result of the poison.
"Kole died yesterday (Monday) evening and his body has been deposited
in a mortuary. He died from the complications he suffered from the
poison he took last year. He had a terrible stomach ache and was
rushed to the hospital where he died,"the source said.
Asked if the Benue State indigene was paid by the MMM before his
demise, the source said, "No, he was not paid. In fact, he threatened
to arrest his guider before the stomach upset returned last week and
we rushed him to the hospital where he finally died."
It was gathered that his fiancée had been inconsolable since his passage.
Kole had earlier opened up on his predicament during a phone-in radio
programme in Abuja last December where he admitted making profits from
the scheme before it crashed.
He explained that he initially invested N20,000 and got 30 per cent
interest a few weeks later.
He said: "I came to Abuja from Benue a 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 N20,000 into the scheme and I got
30 per cent the following month. The following month, I did N50,000
and I still got 30 per cent commission and my full investment back."
He then decided to increase his investment so he could make more money.
"This time, I believed it was real and I decided to increase my
investment. 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," he said.
"I put in N750k last month (November 2016) hoping it would yield 30
per cent income this month (December) only to wake up one morning to
discover that my account has been suspended."
The deceased had told his interviewer that he took the insecticide
because he did not know how to tell his fiancée that he had lost the
money for their wedding.
He added: "To be sincere, the best option I had then was to take my
life because I didn't know how I was going to face my woman. I didn't
even know when I took the insecticide."
The FCT police spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah said Kole's death had yet to
be reported to the police.
Relevant authorities including the National Assembly, Central Bank of
Nigeria (CBN), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the
police had warned Nigerians against investing in the scheme.