The Federal Capital Territory Police Command said on Tuesday that it was looking into the death of a man named Adegbite, who allegedly committed suicide after losing N150,000 in sports betting.
In November, the incident occurred in Pegi, Kuje Area Council, Abuja.M.
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Adegbite was said to have placed a bet with money given to him by his boss to pay his colleagues, hoping to replace it if he won.
According to one of his coworkers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Adegbite committed suicide after losing the money.
He 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.”
DSP Josephine Adeh, the spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, confirmed the incident.
She did, however, state that an investigation into the incident was ongoing.