One Achuku Joseph has been brutally murdered after he won the sum of N11 million on the football betting platform, “Naija Bet”.
Achuku, a resident of Sabo Pegi area of Lafia, Nasarawa state was found lifeless with deep machete wounds and abandoned by the roadside of the Federal University, Lafia on Sunday morning.
A family member of the deceased who asked to remain anonymous said that the friends of the late Achuku in order to have a share of the money had continually threatened his life right from when he won game.
He said, ““Achuku had to relocate to another place to hide, but they traced him and used diabolical charms on him which made him sick and started behaving abnormally.
“We then decided to employ the services of a pastor who prayed for him and later took him to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist hospital in Lafia. It was in that process, that certain diabolic portion was discovered in his pocket. The portions were removed and discarded before reviving him.”
The source disclosed that the deceased went out as early as 6am on Saturday without the knowledge of his family members only to be told that his body was found lifeless shortly after.
However, the corpse is still in the custody of the State CID in Lafia, as investigation is ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book.