70-year-old Lottery Operator Commits Suicide, Blames Action on Customers
A 70-year-old lottery shop operator in Sabo area of Lagos State, identified simply as Baba Pool has committed suicide over an alleged failure to pay some of his customers their winnings.
It was gathered that the deceased who hanged himself inside his shop dropped a suicide note in three strategic locations in Kayode Market, Abule Ijesha, blaming two of his customers for his death.
The suicide note reads “For your information , Bourney and Osuma . Two of them kill me . A killer must surely die . ”
According to Iyaloja of the market, she said she learnt that Bonny and Osuma came to play lottery in his shop , but he did not submit their tickets to the lottery office . So , when those people realised that they had won , they asked for their money. Instead of explaining to them that he did not submit their tickets, he committed suicide.
The Babaloja of the market , Najimudeen Ajadi , said he was doing sanitation when someone notified him of the incident.
The state Police Public Relations Officer , Bala Elkana confirmed the incident that the police received a report of an about 70-year-old man that committed suicide accusing an 85-year-old man and one other person and said that the two accused persons had been arrested for questioning.