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Man dies after allegedly gulping energy drink from 8 cans during a bet


Enugu (Enugu State)- Elijah Nwankwo, of Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi, have been confirmed dead after allegedly gulping energy drink from eight cans during a bet.

This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Ebere Amarizu, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police in Enugu State on Friday.
According to the statement, the victim had on Dec. 11 agreed to drink eight cans of energy drink for N1,600 to be paid by one Chikwado Nchionu, the challenger.

“After taking the energy drink, he became weak and went into coma. He was immediately rushed to a hospital in Enugu where he was confirmed dead by a doctor.

“The body of the deceased has been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary’’, the statement said.

In another development, the police in Udi Division have nabbed two armed robbery suspects that specialised in terrorising commuters plying Udi/Ozalla road.
The statement named the suspects as Chikwado Oyii of Umuoka village and Daniel Udeh of Amagu village.

“The suspects were nabbed through the partnership between the police and the members of the Neighbourhood Watch in Udi as the suspects were about blocking the road for their nefarious activities,’’ it said. (NAN)

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