A 21-year-old Michael Arigbabuwo has reportedly lost his life in Lagos State at a birthday party after allegedly mixing two hard drugs for maximum effect.
The State Police Command Public Relations Officers, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this on his verified Twitter handle monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday.
Hundeyin revealed that the incident happened last Friday in Ikorodu area of Lagos, stressing that three of his friends who were also in the party had been arrested.
The Spokesman said that information received by the police in Ikorodu revealed that at about 7:30pm on Friday, a distress call came that some group of Yahoo Yahoo boys brought a corpse to Igbogbo area of Ikorodu.
He said: “Based on the information, teams of detectives visited and photographed the scene. Three young men of ages 23 and 24 were arrested.
“The suspects claimed that the deceased allegedly smoked loud and drank codeine at a birthday party of one of their friends held at Igbogbo area of Ikorodu.
“The suspects further claimed that the deceased began gasping for breath. He was rushed to the hospital but died.”
The PPRO said that the corpse was evacuated and deposited at the General Hospital, Ikorodu for autopsy.
Hundeyin warned youths against drug abuse, stressing that drugs will end their lives in disaster.
He said: “Thinking of doing drugs? Have a rethink as nothing fruitful emanates from it.
“Investigation into the case has commenced.”