NairaBet Agent Hangs Self Over N600,000 Winning
More revelation is coming about the shocking sight that greeted residents of Obadeyi Ajala on Wednesday.
The dangling body of a man was found in an uncompleted shop at Ajala bus stop, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
The deceased is an agent of NairaBet, a sports betting company.
The incident was said to have drawn a crowd to the area and a girlfriend of the deceased, who reportedly worked in a filling station in the area, was alerted.
The lady reportedly passed out on sighting the body, but was revived by the sympathisers at the scene.
A resident, Monday Gabriel, said that the lady gave an account of what could have prompted him to commit suicide.
He said: “I was going to my workplace around 8:00 a.m. when I saw people around 3 uncompleted shops in Ajala bus stop. On getting there, I saw the corpse of a young man in one of the shops dangling from a rope.
“As we wondered what could have made him kill himself, a lady, who later identified herself as his girlfriend, arrived at the scene and fainted on sighting the corpse. We poured water on her.
“When she regained consciousness, she told us that the man sent her a text message yesterday (Tuesday), saying he wanted to commit suicide. She said she called his line, but he didn’t pick his calls.
“According to the girlfriend, the late man had a NairaBet shop. One of the customers won 600,000 Naira but he has not paid him.”
Gabriel added that two persons later came and took the lady away from the scene on a motorcycle.
Another eyewitness, Olanrewaju Adebiyi, said policemen from the Ijaiye division came to remove the corpse.
He said: “I learnt he ran a NairaBet shop. If it is true that he was owing a customer 600,000 Naira, he must have received the money from the NairaBet management and used it for something else. I also play NairaBet and whenever I win, the agent I patronise pays me the moment the company credits his account.
“The company doesn’t owe the agents, but some of them play smart at times when customers win big money.”
An official of NairaBet Contact Centre, who gave her name only as Chidika, said that the firm always paid for any won ticket, adding that it was not aware of the incident.
The Lagos State Police spokesperson, Olarinde Famous Cole, confirmed that the case was reported to the police and that investigation into the issues had started.