Businessman allegedly ends it all after losing N2.5m to betting

A Nigerian businessman, Onoh Chukwuka Richard has reportedly ended his life after losing a bet of N2.5 million which he played over the weekend.

It was gathered that he took sniper and was later rushed to a hospital in Abia state where a doctor on duty confirmed him dead.

The young man, from Arochukwu Local Government Area, had before his death, made a cryptic post on his Facebook page, where he hinted that something tragic was about to happen to him.

Richard, said to be a popular big boy in Abia State had written; “Today is my last day on earth. Going to meet my maker”, while thanking some of his popular friends.

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In another post, the suicide victim reportedly complained that he used 2.5 million naira to place a bet, adding that he borrowed 1.2 million of the lost money from someone, lamenting that he would find it hard to repay the debt.

He went on to lament that unemployment had turned him into a gambler. He informed a friend he was chatting up, that he (Richard) may be dead by the time the reader would be seeing the chat.

Richard concluded that taking his own life was the only way to escape the shame of facing his debtor.