A woman is currently battling for her life in the hospital after her husband beat her to pulp for investing all their family savings in the trending MMM ponzi scheme for bigger returns.
Mrs. Ogenyi was brutally beaten by her husband for allegedly investing the family savings worth N86,000 in Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox, otherwise known as MMM.
According to Daily Post, the problem ensued between the couple, who resides on Balogun Street, Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos Sunday afternoon, after the husband returned from a trip to his hometown in Benue and discovered that the family saving box was missing.
On inquiry from his son, Oche, the father was informed that the mother went out with her friend around 4pm and had not returned.
The husband who works as a driver with one of the commercial transport companies later found the saving box broken and empty in the wardrobe.
A co-tenant revealed that on her return, the woman was shocked to see the husband as he was not expected home until month end due to the nature of his job.
According to the eyewitness, the husband inquired to know who broke the saving box but the wife could not give him any satisfactory answer.
“When the husband threatened to beat the wife if she fails to tell him who broke the box, she accepted breaking the box and investing the money into MMM. She thought she could get 30 per cent of her income and replace the money before the husband could return,” the source said.
The source said the husband had saved the money, over N86, 000, for their new accommodation.
Angered by her action, the husband descended on the wife in commando style, beating her blue black.
All her efforts to explain to the husband that the money would yield income in the next 30 days fell on deaf ears as the husband insisted she must cough out the money before morning.
The man, who locked the door of their one room apartment to prevent sympatisers from rescuing the helpless woman eventually hit the woman with breakable plate and she collapsed.
The source said on realizing his wife was unconscious, he quickly ran out of the room, living the woman and their three-year-old son and fled to unknown destination.
The neighbours took her to the hospital where she is currently battling for her life.
Daily Post reports that the Lagos State PPRO, Dolapo Badmus, was contacetd for her reaction, however, she has not responded to a text message as the time of filing this report.