A Nigerian man, 28, identified as Suga, has reportedly committed suicide after using N150,000 belonging to the company to play Bet and Lost.
According to TheNation, Suga, hailed from Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, he alegedly poisoned himself with a substance suspected to be Sniper (insecticide) after using his boss’ money worth N150,000 to play bet9ja virtual games.
According to reports, he died on Wednesday after staking a variant of bet9ja popularly called ‘Ogbu ngwa ngwa’, which literally translates as ‘it kills quicker than normal football matches’.
This virtual game is said to last less than two minutes and one either wins or loses and it is controlled by computers as programmed.
A source said Suga used to run a Bet9ja shop for his unnamed boss in Bassambiri Nembe area of the state, he added that the money the deceased used to play the virtual bets was meant for the day’s work.
He said: “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.