A Ugandan pastor, David Ochieng has abandoned his ministerial work after hitting a huge sum of money through sports betting.
Local media reports that he won 100 million UGX (N21 million) and decided to shutdown his church thereby leaving members in disbelief and confusion.
When he realised that he is now 100 million shillings richer, he closed down the building and left members of his congregation stranded when they came for midweek service.
Members of the church who visited the premises were shocked when they saw that the gate was locked and did not know what to do.
The clergyman was contacted and he confessed that the reason he chose to work in the vineyard of God was strictly to earn income to survive and not because he was called.
Ochieng further described the winning as a blessing from God and a swift way to get him out of poverty he was in because he could not sustain himself with money from his poor congregation.
In related news, a Nigerian lady identified as Maryam Lasisi has revealed that she lost interest in a man he was interested in dating due to his reaction to losing out in sports betting.
She recounted when she called him on phone and he was crying uncontrollably because his ticket cut and she felt irritated.
According to Maryam, though she does not see anything wrong with a man showing emotions, she felt the way he cried was too much for a man.
She explained that her impression of him changed because of that incident, so she dumped the idea of going into a relationship with him.
Maryam wrote; ”I called him and he was crying because his bet cut. I’m all for men showing emotions but hearing “Omo I f**k up” while someone was crying his eyes out was very cringe. Omo, I couldn’t look at him the same way again abeg.”
Twitter user, @Biodexraj commented; Maybe na 1 cut him 50 million naira 😒😒 why him no go cry.
@IpubliciseGod; When e be say na just one game cut am and the game na the last game for the slip
@TweetInspector0; “My boyfriend does not show emotions ” You Jam emotional men, you dey run. If he can’t cry to you, who else should he cry to ? And you want to be your boo bestfriend abi but he should hide his emotions ? If the bet enter now, shey you no go chop inside ni ? Ok ohh
@topetyez_; But it can be painful, u don’t know if he was about to win jackpot. These things dey pain ooo.