Boy Who Played Bet With School Fees Writes To Betting Company, Demands Refund: "Give Me My Money"

Boy Who Played Bet With School Fees Writes To Betting Company, Demands Refund: "Give Me My Money"

  • A Nigerian boy who used his school fees to stake in sports betting is regretting the decision because he lost
  • He has sent a message to the betting company, pleading with them to refund him the GH₵435 he staked
  • The betting company reminded the boy that any money staked in a bet was non-refundable if the person loses

A boy played sports betting with the money meant for his school fees and lost.

In a video posted on TikTok by Benjamin Justice, the boy was seen typing a text message to the betting company.

A young boy who used his school fees to play bet is asking for a refund.
A boy played a bet and lost. Photo credit: Getty Images/Amazingmikael, Bloomberg and TikTok/@benjaminjustice39. Man's photo is used for illustration only.
Source: UGC

In the message, the boy pleaded that the money should be refunded to enable him to pay his school fees.

According to the boy, he staked the sum of GH₵435 in the game and lost. He told the betting company that he was sorry.

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Sports betting company replies boy who asked for refund

In a harsh reply, the betting company made it clearly known to the boy that betting once staked was not refundable.

The boy was also reminded that betting was for adults. He, however, continued to plead for the money to be refunded to him because he regretted his action.

Watch the video below:

TikTok users react to video of a boy who lost money in sports betting

@Okwudiri Samuel Chigozie said:

"If to say you win, you for dey order Azul now."

@officialayo commented:

"Wetin 16 yrs dey use 30k do for account?"

@Flexzy said:

"Don’t play, you will learn."

@Naza said:

"Me just coming from sportybet app after losing."

@Mubarak commented:

"Na my waec fees them carry last week."

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@SONAS LIGHTING said:

"You go explain tire."

@mill23k said:

"You never ready to collect your money. See song wey you de play."

@sweetestmimi0 said:

"Was the song actually necessary?"

@kodak asked:

"Why you sef go use your school fees play bet?"

Young man spends over GH¢1m of company money on sports betting

In a related story, YEN.com.gh reported that police remanded a young man, Nana Nhyira Agyapong, for stealing over GH¢1,285,034 million from his company and losing all on sports betting.

Police said Mr Agyapong confessed to placing the stolen money on sports betting, from September to March this year.

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Source: Legit.ng

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Berlinda Entsie (Copy Editor) Berlinda Entsie is a Copy Editor at YEN.com.gh. She has worked as a proofreader and editor since 2016. Berlinda has over 5 years' experience editing and writing for leading publications in Ghana. She previously worked with Graphic Communications Group LTD, Business Insider SSA and Pulse.com.gh. She obtained a B.A in English Studies from the Methodist University College in 2016 and a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the GH Media School in 2019. Reach out to her via berlinda.entsie@yen.com.gh

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David Aboagye (Editor) David Kodjo Oke Aboagye has over 4 years of experience in SMM and journalism and serves as the Community Manager and Editor at YEN. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Design from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, awarded in the year 2020. David contributed his expertise to the Multimedia Group Limited (comprising Joy FM and JoyNews). Email: david.aboagye@yen.com.gh

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