3 dead, one hospitalized over N50 Bet in Imo

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Ibe Pascal Arogorn, Owerri

THREE persons on Friday (yesterday) lost their lives over debt of N50 bet at Aba branch satellite market, Ehime Mbano LGA in Imo state.

Crimefacts.news gathered that the incident happened on 2nd April, 2021, at Aba branch satelite market, Ehime Mbano LGA, Imo state.

A resident who spoke to Crimefacts.news said one Chidubem Mbamara walked into a Bet shop (BetNaija), played his bet worth six hundred Naira (N600), but unfortunately hadn’t enough money to pay,he payed one hundred and fifty Naira (N150) and deposited his phone, went home to get some money, on return, he paid four hundred Naira, making it a total of five hundred and fifty Naira (N550), and he promised to pay the to balance of fifty Naira(N50) on a later date.

“This led to serious altercation between him and one Henry Obi (manager of the bet shop).

According to the resident, “the said Chidubem Mbamara left, only to return back some minutes later with a locally made Pistol, he then shot at the said Henry Obi, as a result, three persons were hit by the bullets were; (Henry Obi, Chibuike Iwunze and Ebuka surname unknown).

“This act drew the attention of people around, and the mob pounced on Chidubem Mbamara and beat him to death.

However Crimefacts.news learnt that Henry Obi and Ebuka gave up the ghost while receiving treatment, while Chibuike Iwunze is presently responding to treatment.

When contracted Imo state police public relations officer, Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed the incident.

He said, ” the Command therefore warn members of the publi to desist from taking laws into their hands or engaging in “jungle justice”, but to always endeavour to report matters to the appropriate authorities, for necessary action.

Ikeokwu also said the corpse of the deceased persons has been deposited in the morgue, while investigation has commenced.

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