The police in Lagos State have arrested a lady who offered suspected adulterated liquor within the Oko Afo, Badagry space of the state, in reference to the dying of a sixteen-yr-previous boy, recognized solely as Ngozi.
Ngozi, who lived along with his mother and father on Temidola Avenue, Oko Afo, reportedly died about an hour after consuming native gin.
We learnt that one Olufunke had despatched her son, Olawumi and Ngozi to purchase the gin from the girl, whose title had but to be ascertained.
It was gathered that the vendor gave Ngozi an additional gin in a nylon, which he drank whereas getting back from the errand.
He was stated to have turn out to be drunk and was taken house by Olufunke, who additionally resides on the road.
Shorty after Olufunke led Ngozi residence, the teenager was mentioned to have gone into convulsion and was rushed to a hospital locally, the place he was pronounced lifeless.
A resident, who gave his identify as Dele Kalejaiye, stated the case was reported to the police on the Morogbo Police Division.
Kalejaiye, who spoke with our correspondent in Yoruba, stated, “On Saturday, December three, Mama Olawumi (Olufunke) known as Ngozi and despatched him to purchase ogogoro (liquor) from her buyer at Oko Afo bus cease. She requested Olawumi to accompany him.
“Once they got here again with the drink, Ngozi was already drunk. When he might not management himself, she (Olufunke) led him to his home. Her youngster didn’t take from the additional drink the vendor gave them. She (Olufunke) had additionally been arrested.”
One other resident, who recognized himself merely as Jimoh, mentioned the deceased’s father hardly stayed at residence because the incident occurred.
“As I communicate, I’ve but to see him round for nearly per week now. I learnt he stays with a relative someplace in Badagry so he might recover from the shock of his son’s demise. He was actually devastated. He loves him a lot and he had warned him a number of occasions towards taking alcohol,” he added.
A police supply on the station disclosed to us that the stays of the deceased had been deposited within the Badagry Basic Hospital morgue for post-mortem.
“Instantly the daddy of the deceased reported the case, Olawumi was arrested however the vendor fled. She was finally apprehended just a few days in the past. Solely the boy drank the drink the vendor gave them. Presumably he had by no means taken such earlier than or the gin was adulterated,” the supply added.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, saying, “The case had been transferred to the State Legal Investigation and Intelligence Division, Panti, for additional investigation.”
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