One Ekene Ugwuanyi has committed suicide in the Osere area of Ilorin, the Kwara state capital after losing his motorbike, which he used commercially, in a bet. Ugwuanyi, 39, was said to have had a bet with another football fan that Barcelona would progress to the next round of the Champions League after going 4-1 against Roma in the first leg.
Barcelona however lost 3-0 to crash out of the competition last week. Ugwuanyi was said to have been sad after the development. He reportedly went into his room where he hanged himself. His body was discovered tied to his ceiling fan by his younger brother, Okechukwu, who had visited him the next day.
Vanguard reports that the bike did not belong to Ugwuanyi but to a friend of his who had traveled to his village.