Church elder speaks of losing GHC 800k each day gambling on sports.

Ghanaian church leader Jonathan described how his gambling addiction caused him to lose GHC 800,000. He also described how this debt has followed him throughout his life. 

The young guy described how his addiction to sports betting caused him to go from owning three homes and a fleet of vehicles to losing everything, including his wife's savings, and owing more than Ghc100,000. 

Jonathan claimed that he was a beginner who struck it fortunate the first time and won. But the anticipation of making easy money dragged him into a bottomless pit from which he is now fighting to emerge. 

"A friend got me started betting, and my initial investment was Ghc 5000. Although I was a beginner, the person who introduced me was skilled in sports analysis, and as a result, I made GHC 3900," he claimed. 

He admitted to Giovani on the 3FM Drive that after his first win, he kept making big bets and went on to win up to Ghc80,000 on his third try. That is when he began to lose his mind to gambling. 

"The second time, I wagered 3,000 Ghana Cedis and won 5,000 Ghana Cedis. I bet GHC 20,000 the third time and won GHC 80,000. I prayed to God, asking where this had been all this time while I was in pain. The betting spirit sank deeply into my spirit and blood that day because I had no idea there was such a way to become wealthy, said Jonathan. 

Jonathan claimed that his problems started when he decided to try and get everything he had made on the third day, only to lose it all. 

That was just the start, as he continued by borrowing money. He also borrowed from his life savings and his business. He totally lost it! 

He now preaches against gambling addiction as an advocate. 

Author: King Kwaku Mensa (Contributor)


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