A young man has reportedly committed suicide by hanging after losing a N22,000 sports bet.

The victim identified simply as Uchenna, is reported to have hung himself in his room along Abak road in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

Uchenna was described as a perpetual sports gambler and had collected his boss' money for the bet in hopes of replacing it after his big win, Daily Post reports.

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The deceased's roommate, Ifiok, revealed that Uchenna had been bemoaning his loss, working himself into a frenzy over it.

Ifiok said,

“I went out to buy something from Plaza (the city centre) and on getting back, I found that everywhere was locked.

“I knew Uchenna hadn’t gone out and I wondered what must have made him lock up himself. I tried to open the door for several minutes without success until I had to force it open.

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“I then found him hanging from the ceiling fan in our room and his eyes had popped out.”

May his soul rest in peace.