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Man commits suicide after using company’s N150,000 to play bet and lost



A man simply known as Adegbite has reportedly committed suicide after he lost N150,000 belonging to the company he works for.

The deceased was alleged to have played sports betting with the money and lost everything.

It was gathered that he committed suicide in Pegi, Kuje area council of Abuja in November, and the FCT Police Command announced on Tuesday, December 7 that it has commenced an investigation into the incident.

According to The Punch, a colleague said Adegbite committed suicide after he lost the company’s money to sports betting.

The colleague said; “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.”

FCT Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh confirmed the incident and also added that investigation is ongoing.

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