The suspension of payments by controversial Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox, a popular Ponzi scheme known as MMM, for one month and the church collapse in Akwa Ibom state were top on Google search this week, an official said on Thursday.
This disclosure was made by the Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, Mr. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, in a statement in Lagos.
Mr Ogunlade added that the search was conducted between December 7 to 14.
According to him, it is described as a period of shocking realities and rumours, as some of the stories that trended this week include the popular Ponzi scheme MMM, the collapse of a church in Uyo.
He said that the rumour of an air crash and the election of a new president in Ghana, among several others, also got people’s attention online.
He said, “An air of panic started on the Internet, following the news that popular Ponzi known as MMM is suspending further payment to its existing members for one month.
“The anxiety which has followed the decision has been met with varied reflections by people, who see the suspension as an impending collapse.”