The pace at which youth are engaging in betting is serious as a man has committed suicide after losing money belonging to the company he works to bet.
He is said to have used the money, N150,000 (Ghc2,251.41) to place sports betting and eventually lost everything to the gambling game.
The deceased known as Adegbite committed suicide in Pegi, Kuje area council of Abuja in November, and the FCT police command announced on Tuesday, December 7th as they commence investigation into the matter.
The colleague of the deceased made it known that he committed suicide after he lost the company’s money to sports betting
In his words, “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.”