An agent of NairaBet, a sports betting platform, has ended his life over his inability to pay a customer who allegedly won a N600,000 bet.
Residents of Obadeyi Ajala woke up on Wednesday to find the deceased dangling from a rope in an uncompleted shop at Ajala bus stop, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
According to the PUNCH, information gleaned from a lady supposed to be his girlfriend indicated that the man had intended to commit suicide, she also added that she had tried to reach him earlier but his line was unreachable.
Apparently, the reason for his suicide was due to the because he was owing a customer who had won N600,000 from his NairaBet shop and he was yet to pay.
Whether there was usually a delay in payment, Nairabet official who responded to questions from the Punch newspapers indicated that the firm always paid for any ticket won, adding that it was not aware of the incident.
The official said; “We always pay for any ticket won. An agent has his own personal business. He/she is just a partner with NairaBet in which we share commission on a monthly or weekly basis. So, it depends on the understanding he had with the customer or the issue on the ground before he committed suicide.”