The Federal Capital Territory Police Command announced on Tuesday that it was investigating the death of a man known as Adegbite, who allegedly committed suicide following the loss of N150,000 in sports betting.
The event occurred in November at Pegi, Abuja’s Kuje district council.
Adegbite was claimed to have wagered the money his boss provided him to pay his colleagues in the hope of replacing it if he won.
According to one of his coworkers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Adegbite committed suicide after losing the money.
“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.”
The spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, DSP Josephine Adeh, confirmed the incident.
She did, however, state that an investigation into the matter was ongoing.