that the man, identified as Onyibo, and some of his friends were
competing on who would finish the largest quantity of local gin,
popularly called shekpe. Onyibo reportedly consumed 13
small-sized plastic containers of the local gin, while the other eight
competitors were on three, four, six and 10 plastics, respectively.
It was when he was reportedly gulping down his 14th bottle that he started coughing.
An eyewitness stated that he was immediately given water but he
continued to cough and suddenly began to vomit blood before he slumped
on the ground, dead. Onyibo and his friends were said to have placed a
bet of N5,000 on whoever could finish 20 plastic cans of the local gin.
Policemen from Orile Division were alerted about the incident and they arrived the scene to remove the body.
It was gathered that Onyibo’s friends had abandoned him at a workshop
and fled for fear of possible arrest by police after they were unable
to revive him.
What a sad, and totally needless way to go!