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Oh No! Lotto Operator Sets Himself Ablaze Over Debts In Osun

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It was further learnt that before residents could realise what had happened, he had been badly burnt.

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The PUNCH reports that the operator of a lotto shop in Ikire, Osun State, identified only as Seyi, has reportedly committed suicide by setting himself ablaze.

According to The PUNCH, the deceased, whose kiosk is located in popular section of Ikire, locked himself up inside the place and set himself on fire.

It was further learnt that before residents could realise what had happened, he had been badly burnt.

A resident of the area disclosed that smoke coming out of the kiosk alerted people, who initially did not know Seyi was in the shop.

He said, “We saw smoke coming out of the kiosk. We didn’t initially know Seyi was there. He just went into the shop, locked the doors and windows and set himself ablaze.

“He was a lotto operator. I even learnt he gave money to his child before leaving home that day and he just entered into the kiosk and committed suicide. He was brought dead. People suspected he ran into debts.”

When contacted for comments on Friday, Osun State Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident.

She said, “He was a lotto operator in the Center area, Ikire. He just entered his kiosk, locked up and set himself ablaze.

“He died and the family asked for his corpse. Though no foul play is suspected, police will still consider some possibilities.”