A 28-year-old Nigerian man, identified as Suga, reportedly committed suicide after using the company’s N150,000 for a bet and lose the match, CmaTrends report.
According to sources, Suga, hailed from Bayelsa State’s Nembe Local Government Area, reportedly poisoned himself with a substance suspected of being a sniper (insecticide) after using N150,000 worth of his boss’ money to play virtual bet9ja sports.
He died on Wednesday after staking a bet9ja version popularly called ‘Ogbu Ngwa Ngwa’ which translates literally as ‘it kills faster than regular football matches.’
This virtual game is said to last less than two minutes and one either wins or loses, and controlled as programmed in the computer.
A source said Suga used to run a Bet9ja shop in the state’s Bassambiri Nembe region for his unnamed boss, noting the money the deceased used to play the virtual bet was meant for the day’s work.
In the words of the source;
“Suga, not knowing how to explain the situation to his boss, made him to take his own life.”
Mr Asinim Butswat Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, said though the police were aware of the incident, the matter was not officially reported.
“The Divisional Police Officer of Bassambri Nembe said the incident was not reported officially to the police. He, however, said they heard about the incident,” Police spokesman said.
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