The local residents of Sabo Pegi in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, have been left in total shock after the body of a man identified as Achuku Joseph, who was feared killed after winning N11million in a football betting called Naijabet, was discovered in the area.
According to a report by The Nation, the victim’s body was found dumped by the roadside near the Federal University in Lafia last Saturday morning with deep cuts in his body.
It was gathered that his friends had been monitoring since he won the game and reportedly threatened to kill him if he did not give them their share.
While speaking to a correspondent, a source said: “Achuku relocated to another place to hide, but they traced him and used charms on him, which made him to become ill. He started behaving abnormally.
“We called a pastor, who prayed for him and later took him to Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia. A potion was discovered in his pocket and it was removed. He then recuperated.”
He added that the deceased went out at 6am last Saturday without the knowledge of his family, and his body was found by the roadside thereafter.