Osun lotto operator sets himself on fire over debts
The owner of a gambling establishment in Ikire, Osun State, simply identified as Seyi, is said to have committed suicide by setting himself on fire.
The deceased, whose gambling kiosk is located in Ikire’s Centre area, is said to have locked himself in his shop and set himself on fire.
It was further learned that before residents could realise what had happened, he had been badly burnt.
A resident of the area where the incident happened told City Round that smoke coming out of the kiosk alerted people, who initially did not know Seyi was in the shop.
“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.”