Lottery Operator Commits Suicide Over Winnings In Lagos

A lottery shop operator simply identified as Baba Pool, on Thursday, July 23, allegedly took his own life inside his shop located at Kayode Market, Abule Ijesha, in the Sabo area of Lagos State over his ''inability to pay the winnings of his customers.''

Baba Pool, aged 70, left a suicide note before hanging himself inside his shop.

His suicide note read; “For your information, Bourney and Osuma. Two of them kill me. A killer must surely die.”
       Lottery operator commits suicide over winnings
According to traders in the market, the two persons the deceased accused of causing his death had some time ago played the lottery in his shop but he did not submit their tickets to the lottery office. 

When the lottery players realized that they had won, they asked for their money but instead of explaining to them that he did not submit their tickets, he decided to take his life.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, while confirming the incident said the two accused persons have been arrested and are currently being questioned. 

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