On Tuesday, a man identified as Onoh Chukwuma reportedly ended his own life after losing N2.5 million to betting.
Chukwuma, a Facebook user, was said to have been overwhelmed by shame and pressure after the significant financial loss. Prior to his tragic death, he posted a message on his Facebook wall, signaling his intention to take his own life.
The message read: “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.”
Unaware of the severity of his intentions, friends rushed Chukwuma to Madonna Hospital, Umuahia. Unfortunately, despite the medical efforts, he succumbed to the effects of the insecticide.