2 Dead, 2 Hospitalized in Kogi Community After Taking Self-Made Herbs
1 other died celebrating Nigeria AFCON Semi-Final victory in Lokoja
Two person has been confirmed dead while two others hospitalized in Isanlu, headquarters of Yagba East council area of Kogi state after drinking concoction.
The event happened on Tuesday evening when the four of them decided to experiment on combining some fruits and roots.
Vanguard gathered from one of the youth leader of the area that the four person simply identified as Okiribo, Samuel Folorunsho, Shola Pempe and one others were renowned for their ‘drinking prowess.”
The youth leader, Segun Ariyo said the four of them mixed Jimson Weeds and High plum fruits, known in the local parlance as “Gegemu and Obo fruits” and drank it to test their drinking capacity.
He said few minutes after, Okiribo complained of stomach upset and decided to go into the nearby bush to defecate. “It was there he died. While Samuel omo Folorunsho eleja (Samuel son of Folorunsho that sells fish) also complained of same stomach upset and went home to die.
“The two others were lucky as they were rushed to ECWA hospital, in Makutu Isanlu. It was when Shola Pempe gain consciousness that he narrated what they drank to the people.”
However, the fourth person whose name could not be identified yet was said to have been an Indigene of Kwara state who sojourn to the community few years back.
Chairman of the council area, Mr. Dare Venza when contacted said he’s on transit and will comment on the issue once he settled from his journey.
In a related development, one person have died in Lokoja while celebrating the victory of Nigeria over South Africa at the ongoing AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast.
The elated fan simply known as Lukman was said to have joined some of the young boys in the area in motorcycle race in celebration of the Semi – Final victory, “Lukman sat at the back of the motorcycle while they were racing around Cemetery road. He fell from the back of the motorcycle and died,”