THE people of Adeta area in Ilorin the Kwara state capital are in mourning mood while the atmosphere wore a gloomy picture after two people died while another went into comma and in the hospital after the trio allegedly consumed herbal concoction locally called ‘Agbo’.
We gathered that the victims identified as Mallam Yunus Akeju , Abdulganiyu Owo- Iya and Saka Orire had taken the liquid substance on Monday night at a popular place in the area where they usually converge for peer group meeting.
While Yunus, who was said to have complained of running stomach around 8pm after taking the herb died on Monday night, Owo-Iya reportedly gave up the ghost yesterday morning following serial complaints of stomach upset.
Saka Orire , now undergoing treatment at the hospital, was said to be a driver in the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) while the late Owo- Iya was said to be a vulcanizer.
The first victim was said to have hailed from Ologbondoko compound in Adeta area.
It was gathered that the victims upon their arrival at their usual joint, requested for herbal concoction from one Mallam Azeez Orire, who was not around, though his little daughter identified as Rasheedat, allegedly handed the substance to them after adding some pure water to it.
Mallam Yinusa Akeju who was a staff of Lubcon Nigeria Limited was reported to be the first to consume the herb and died at about 12: 00 am
The second victim, Mallam Abdulganiyu Owo- iya who was a vulcanizer by profession was said to had breath his last 30 minutes later the same day.
It was also gathered that the third person, Bami who was lucky to be alive but still in coma was rescued by neighbours who forced his door open and was found ritting in pain on the bare floor.
He was said to be subsequently rushed to Ilorin General hospital where was said to be responding to treatment as at the time of filling in this report.
When contacted the state’s Police Public Relations Officer Ajayi Okasanmi said he was yet to confirm the incident promising to contact the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Adewole police station whose jurisdiction was the area of the occurrence for information.
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