Three persons have been killed and another left battling for survival over N50 BetNaija money.
Our correspondent gathered that one Chidubem Mbamara had, on Friday walked into a BetNija shop at Aba branch satellite market in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo to play a bet.
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Mbamara, it was gathered had played his bet worth N600, but unfortunately hadn’t enough money to pay.
It was further gathered that he paid N150 and deposited his phone, went home to get some money to pay the balance.
However, on return, he paid N400 making it a total of N550, and he promised to pay the balance of N50 on a later date.
This was said to have led to serious altercation between him and the manager of the bet shop, identified as Henry Obi
Our correspondent learnt that this did not go down well with Mbamara who returned some minutes later with a locally made pistol and he allegedly shot at Henry Obi, with stray bullets hitting Chibuike Iwunze and one Ebuka, whose surname is unknown.
A mob reacted swiftly and pounced on Mbamara and beat him to death.
Henry Obi and Ebuka were said to have died instantly while Iwunze is said to be battling for his life at an undisclosed hospital.
Police Spokesman, SP Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident, said that the Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Mohammed, has ordered an investigation into the incident while the corpse of the deceased persons have been deposited in the morgue.
He advised members of the public 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.