A 300-level student of the Department of Agriculture in the University of Illorin identified as Gbenga Favour Olaoye-Akanbi was found dead on Sunday after drinking poison.
It was gathered that the 19-year-old was
allegedly duped by a forex trader, Eseka Chuckwutem Gospel (ESG).
The deceased was said to have allegedly invested over N300 million belonging to his colleagues and friends in a business run by ESG.
A course-mate in a chat said Gbenga assured them that forex is not a Ponzi scheme and that he had back up funds, much enough to pay every one of his investors their capital and profits even if things went wrong.
“It’s so sad; I have over N5m investment deal with him. He claimed to be the one doing the trading initially, but when the problem started around June, he started mentioning one Eseka Chuckwutem Gospel as his boss. He told us they were arrested together, but that our money was safe with him.
He later promised to pay everyone’s capital before December. I was surprised when I saw people posting his pictures with RIP today,” he said.