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Man commits suicide after losing N2.5m in bet


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A man identified as Mr Onoh Chukwuma Richard has allegedly committed suicide after ingesting a poisonous substance suspected to be a sniper.

Richard, an indigene of Ututu, Arochukwu local government area of Abia state and resident of Umuahia, the state capital, according to the Nation was confirmed dead in a mission hospital in Umuahia North local government area of the state.

Richard was said to be spokesman of Ututu Progressive Union.

According to a report, his friends rushed him to the mission hospital some distance from his house.

While the said mission hospital was yet to make public the cause of his death, a WhatsApp message he reportedly exchanged with a yet-to-be-identified politician friend that has been trending on social media showed that he took his life over his inability to repay ₦2.5m debt after a failed betting expedition.

A source close to the deceased said the deceased was a Forex trader.

Onoh posted a message on his Facebook wall, saying that it was his last day on earth and that he was going to meet his maker.

Unknown to those reading the post, he had already consumed the insecticide before making the announcement.

In his post, he thanked some individuals believed to be close to him, saying, “Today is my last day on earth! I’m going to meet my maker. Thank you Chima Anyaso, Ikukuoma Abia, Kelvin Jombo Onumah, Ekwueme Ohafia, and my friends. My spirit is with you all.”

Police authorities in Abia State are yet to issue a statement in respect to the unfortunate incident.

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