By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Fresh facts on Sunday emerged regarding the circumstances surrounding the recent death of four youths in Asaba in Delta state following the alleged confessional statement of the only survivor which disproved suspicion of suffocation from Carbon Monoxide (CO) emissions.
Recall that four youths were found dead inside their room apartment last week Friday at Rich Man Garden Estate, the popular insinuation was that they may have choked on CO emitted from their electricity generator, a situation the police Commissioner Hafiz Muhammed Inuwah confirmed, saying that the Police were Investigating the mysterious death of the four persons (three males, a female).
Sources however squealed that the only Survivor currently admitted into Federal Medical Center, (FMC, Asaba) had purportedly confessed that he had and his deceased colleagues abused hard drugs.
Although no official statement has been released at the time of filing this report, but our informed sources allege that the youths who moved into the premises on Tuesday July 28, 2020, experimented with hard substances yet to be identified according to the survivor, adding, “They were five in number but four died. The only one that was unconscious was taken to the hospital and he recovering.
“He confessed that somebody gave them drugs and they all took it but that he does not know what was in the drugs.”
Meanwhile, the identities of the victims have remained unknown as occupants of the apartment and other residents of the estate were yet to forge acquaintanceship with the victims before their untimely death between Thursday and Friday.
The landlord of the house, Mr. Onuoha Okonji had earlier told journalists in the area that one of the deceased tenants was introduced to him by an agent, adding that the payment was made and then transactions concluded before he moved into the house.
Meanwhile, the newly installed Okaorho of Eku Community, Chief Williams Okparume has Promised to promote peace and development during his reign as Okaorho (eldest man) of Eku Community in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.
Pa Okparume who spoke to Journalists in the area, is at present, 102 years old as he stressed the need for developmental Projects in Social, health and Educational Institutions, Just as he urged the Delta state government to improve on roads’ construction in the community, especially when COVID-19 disease had slow down business activities.
The landlord had also said he was surprised to discover that four more persons had joined the original tenant who he identified as Maxwell from Ozoro Community, adding that he was baffled when he got a distress call very early that morning of the tragedy.