A young man in his mid-20s has reportedly committed suicide by hanging in the Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State after losing out in a European Champions League match bet. The Nigerian Tribune gathered that the incident occurred at Oko-Erin area of the town after the return leg match between FC Barcelona of Spain and AS Roma of Italy played in Italy. The deceased said to be an Igbo man, reportedly engaged in a betting with a friend using a motorcycle in his possession. It was also learnt that the man resorted to committing suicide by hanging himself because he could not get over the tragedy that befell him. An eyewitness, who said that many people were unaware of the incident, added that the development devastated the deceased’s Igbo kinsmen in the area who lamented the action of the man.
Source: Nigerian Tribune April 16, 2018 16:07 UTC