Man Commits Suicide After Losing N150K To Sports Betting

Man Commits Suicide After Losing N150K To Sports Betting

After losing N150,000 on sports betting, an Abuja man simply identified as Adegbite committed suicide.

The incident occurred in the Kuje Area Council’s Pegi.

His boss had given him the money to pay his coworkers.

Instead, he put it on the line in a bet, hoping to win big.

He did, however, lose everything.

On Tuesday, the Federal Capital Territory Police Command announced that it was looking into his death.

A colleague of Adegbite told Punch that he was suprised that he committed suicide.

“We were surprised when it happened. He was given the money to pay some people at his place of work. The money was in the region of N150,000.

“He took the money to a sport betting shop and staked it. He selected some matches but he did not win. He had hoped he would win and pay back the money.

“The following morning, he was not seen by his neighbours. They noticed that he was inside; they broke the door open and found his body dangling on the ceiling fan. They alerted the police, who removed his body.”

DSP Josephine Adeh, a spokesperson for the FCT police command, confirmed the incident and said an investigation was underway.

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