A young man simply identified only as Seyi has reportedly committed suicide by setting himself ablaze at his lotto shop in Ikire, Osun State.
It was gathered that Seyi locked himself up inside his kiosk and set himself on fire. Before residents could realize what had happened, he had been badly burnt.
According to Punch, a resident of the area disclosed that smoke coming out of the kiosk alerted people, who initially did not know Seyi was in the shop.
He said, “We saw smoke coming out of the kiosk. We didn’t initially know Seyi was there. He just went into the shop, locked the doors and windows and set himself ablaze.
“He was a lotto operator. I even learnt he gave money to his child before leaving home that day and he just entered into the kiosk and committed suicide. He was brought dead. People suspected he ran into debts.”
When contacted, Osun State Police Command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident saying, “He was a lotto operator in the Center area, Ikire. He just entered his kiosk, locked up and set himself ablaze.
“He died and the family asked for his corpse. Though no foul play is suspected, police will still consider some possibilities.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how a man simply identified as Adegbite has committed suicide after he lost his company’s N150,000 to sports betting in Abuja.