Ugly Wednesday: NairaBet Agent Hangs Self for Inability to Pay Customer N600,000

The late NairaBet Agent (Pix Credit: Laila)

Tragedy struck in Obadeyi Ajala area of Lagos yesterday when an unidentified NairaBet agent hanged himself for not being able to pay a customer who won N600,000 in his shop.

The deceased was seen dangling from a rope in an uncompleted shop at Ajala bus stop, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, according to Punch Metro. It was further reported that when the deceased’s girlfriend who was said to be a staff of a filling station in the area was told, she reportedly passed out on sighting the body of his boyfriend dangling from a rope. But she was immediately revived by the sympathisers at the scene.

An resident of the area who spoke to Punch Metro said the girlfriend of the deceased told them after she had regained consciousness, that the man sent her a text message on Tuesday(May 23), saying he wanted to commit suicide. She said she called his line, but he didn’t pick his calls. The girl friend further said the late man had a NairaBet shop and that one of the customers won N600,000, but he has not paid him.

Another eyewitness who said  policemen from the Ijaiye division came to remove the corpse, added: “I learnt he ran a NairaBet shop. If it is true that he was owing a customer N600,000, 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”.

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Punch Metro spoke with an official of NairaBet Contact Centre, who gave her name only as Chidika, who said on the telephone that the firm always paid for any won ticket, adding that it was not aware of the incident.

 

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. udorji ozioma yvonne

    This is bad is quite unfortunate.s(4)

  2. This should serve as a lesson to greedy agents out there. Honesty is the best policy.if he had paid the money to the customer given to him by the company,he wouldn’t have met his untimely death

  3. It is a painful thing that he choose to hang himself without realy looking for any means to pay up his customers.may his soul rest in peace Amen.

  4. Aguinam-ojukwu Faustina

    suicide is not always the best solution to run away from problems…problems should be faced squarely and bravely…in my opinion,the guy wouldn’t have hanged himself but rather explain to the customer
    Lagos Group:91

  5. obidigbo ifeoma Christabel

    may his soul rest in peace, I hope this will serve as a warning to others.

  6. Sad, I hope with this incident it will serve as an example to people like him. May his soul rest in peace thoe
    Quiz number:18
    Group number:15 A

  7. Nwankwo onyinye grace

    oh yee greedy. What have you done to this young man? betnija agent I dey greet oh? You guys have not seen anything. More is yet to unfold.. Poor person no dey do bet or surebet… Even if this man sell all his property he won’t be able to arrange that huge amount of money

  8. Chidozie Chiazokam Jennifer

    ehyaa killing your self is not the best solution to your problem rather you face that problem and solve it.

  9. Benjamin David (S5)

    he thinks killing himself is the best solution…my dear sorry for you… Nigerians this is an experience we all should learn from…Don’t involve yourself in gambling… because betting is also gambling… (S5)

  10. Ezenwajiugo Somto Prosper

    nairabet don’t owe any of their customers,he ate the money and couldn’t pay back..the girlfriend should take heart

  11. Chidume happiness. C.

    Nawa. This is really bad

  12. killing himself is not the best option,for him to solve his problems.

  13. ATAKA FORTUNATUS TOBENNA

    sad, May his soul rest in peace, I hope this will serve as a warning to others
    Group 15
    Quiz no 16

  14. Taking his life was not the best. He did not think at all where there might have been another way out.Nigerians should learn from this

  15. Agina Gloria Ebele

    Its a pity that he died before his appointed time,may his soul RIP.

  16. Emechebe chiamaka precious

    go nd face d anger of God for committing such
    159

  17. Iweorah Ezinne Esther

    Very sad, may his soul rest in peace,killing yourself because of your problem is not the best idea. Quiz no 8, group 11.

  18. Quite unfortunate

    May his soul rest in peace.

  19. 600 thousand naria is not equal to ones life don’t see a reason for killing himself

  20. Onyia Ogochukwu Mary

    He should have look for any other means to pay back the money instead of killing his himself.
    May his soul rest in peace

  21. May his soul rest in peace and should sound as a lesson to other nigerians that is as foolish as he is,quiz num81,group3

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