A barber identified simply as Chuks has died after consuming 20 sachets of gin in a N500 bet with a woman.
The middle-aged man, said to be married with a child and lived along Ngwa Road area of Aba, Abia State.
Eyewitness account states that the deceased had on the fateful day, visited a nearby local shop to purchase a sachet of gin. It was then he boasted to the shop owner that he could finish 20 sachets of the drink.
An argument was said to have ensued between the deceased and the shop owner.
The argument, it was learned, reached a stage where the deceased deposited N500 and the shop owner also placed her own N500 in a bet.
It was gathered that he successfully consumed the 20 sachets of dry gin and went away with the money.
According to reports from Vanguard. on getting to his barbing salon, the deceased was said to have complained of pains in his stomach. He left for his house early and asked his wife to put on their sitting room ceiling fan and sat directly beneath it.
When his condition got worse, his wife asked him what the problem was, he told his wife he was okay, but just needed rest.