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  • Updated: May 07, 2024

Mysterious deaths: Ondo Police commence investigation

Mysterious deaths: Ondo Police commence investigation

An investigation into the mysterious death of two persons in Ipe in Akoko East local government area of Ondo State has began.

This announcement was made by the Ondo State Police Command on Monday.

The deceased, Ojulewa Alex and Alonge Samuel, were reported to have passed away after drinking a concoction during an annual traditional age-group festival in the community called Ibogbe Festival on Saturday.

It was gathered that during the festival, Ojulewa Alex reportedly prepared the concoction and took it with Alonge Samuel and one Adu Johnson. While Samuel and Alex died, Johnson was taken to hospital as a result of the concoction they took.

The trio were said to have vomitted before two of them gave up the ghost. Our correspondent learnt that the incident threw the community into mourning since the incident happened.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident said investigation into the matter had begun.

The PPRO said, “ A chief came and reported at the Isua Police Station that one Mr Ojulewa prepared a native concoction (Agbo) which he drank with two others and thereafter the trio started vomiting. While on their way to the hospital, the duo of Ojulewa Alex and Alonge Samuel gave up the ghost while Adu Johnson is in a coma receiving medical treatment. Investigation is ongoing on the matter.”



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