In a quite tragic case, a trader at the popular Ladipo auto spare parts market at the Mushin area of Lagos state is said to have slumped and died after he was duped to the blaring tune of $95,000 (about N21m) by a friend.
The victim, Chigozie Ezeanyagu died at a private hospital on Tuesday morning where he was admitted after he slumped.
According to P.M.NEWS, the late Ezeanyagu gave the money to his friend based in the United States to send him some spare parts for sale at Ladipo market.
The friend reportedly collected the money and traveled to United State of America, USA, with a promise that he will send the goods as he requested.
The deceased waited for several months this year to receive the goods but to no avail.
He then, reportedly, placed a call to his friend and asked to know what was delaying the supply of the goods. It was then his friend told him to forget the money as he had used the money for other purpose.
The response from his friend caused him to slump and thereafter he became unconscious. He was rushed to a private hospital where he eventually passed on. The doctors said his blood pressure rose beyond control which resulted in his immediate death.
The wife who was unable to speak due the shock, only muttered that “he was the bread winner of the family”. The friend who allegedly duped him is from his neighbouring town in Achina in Aguata Local government in Anambra State.