Tragedy as Man Allegedly Takes Own Life after Losing N2.5m to Betting

Tragedy as Man Allegedly Takes Own Life after Losing N2.5m to Betting

  • Tragedy struck in Umuahia, the Abia state capital as a man reportedly took his own life for allegedly losing N2.5m to betting
  • The deceased, Onoh Chukwuma Richard, in addition to his N1m, allegedly borrowed N1.5m to play a bet which didn't produce the desired result
  • Onoh was rushed to Madonna Hospital, Umuahia but it was too late as the doctors could not revive him journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

Umuahia, Abia state - A Nigerian man, Onoh Chukwuma Richard, has reportedly taken his own life for allegedly losing N2.5m to betting in Umuahia, the Abia state capital.

As reported by The Punch, Onoh took his life because he could not bear the shame and pressure from those he borrowed money from.

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Man allegedly takes own life after losing N2.5m to betting
Nigerian man, Onoh Chukwuma, left family and friends mourning after he allegedly took his own life for losing N2.5m to betting Photo Credit: Onoh Chukwuma Richard
Source: Facebook

Before taking his own, Onoh posted on his Facebook page that he was going to meet his maker on Tuesday, December 12.

"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."

Some of his friends reached out to Onoh and rushed him to Madonna Hospital, Umuahia, but he did not survive.

Reacting to the tragic incident, a Facebook user alleged that Onoh borrowed N1.5m and added to his N1m to play a bet which failed.

Another user, Obika James Abuchi, wrote:

“U had 1m and borrowed 1.5m to play bet, it failed, cuz of the shame from debtors you took your life? Onoh who taught you this?”

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The tragic incident occurred in the Ogidi area of Ilorin West local government area on Thursday, December 7.

The 22-year-old deceased student was found dead after one of his friends visited his residence and found the door to his room locked.

Mother of boy in viral 'mummy calm down' video kills self also reported that Mrs Toluige Olokoobi, the mother to Oreofeoluwa Lawal-Babalola, the little boy who inspired the viral “mummy be calming down” video, took her own life.

On Thursday, November 9, police confirmed the tragedy and added that Olokoobi's husband has been detained over the incident.

It would be recalled that the deceased became popular on social media after her son, Oreofeoluwa told his mum to calm down fearing that he was about to be flogged.

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The university had allegedly refused to issue Ogbeide and several other students their results after graduating in 2018.

Ogbeide’s parents said he had been battling depression.


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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via