Police confirm death of youth from alleged drug overdose, arrest friends

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the death of 21-year-old Micheal Arigbabuwo who lost his life at a birthday party after allegedly mixing two hard drugs for maximum effect.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Lagos State, disclosed this in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle.

Hundeyin who confirmed the arrest of three of the victim’s friends said the incident happened on Friday in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

He said information received by the police in Ikorodu revealed that at about 7.30pm on Friday, a distress call came that some group of Yahoo Yahoo boys brought a corpse to Igbogbo area of Ikorodu.

“Based on the information, teams of detectives visited and photographed the scene. Three young men of ages 23 and 24 were arrested.

“The suspects claimed that the deceased allegedly smoked loud and drank codeine at a birthday party of one of their friends held at Igbogbo area of Ikorodu.

“The suspects further claimed that the deceased began gasping for breath. He was rushed to the hospital but died,” he said.

Hundeyin added that the corpse was evacuated and deposited at the General Hospital, Ikorodu, for autopsy.

He, therefore, warned youths against drug abuse, stressing that drugs will end their lives in disaster.