A man identified as Elijah Nwankwo from Ikwo local Government Area of Ebonyi state has allegedly died after drinking eight cans of Bullet Energy.
The deceased consumed the drinks as a result of betting.
A source disclosed that the deceased had on Thursday, boasted to drink the cans and smile home with the sum of N1600, which was put for a bet by one Chikwado Nchionu.
The police spokesman in Enugu State, Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, who confirmed the incident said that the deceased became weak and went into coma after taking the drinks.
“He was consequently rushed to the Mother of Christ Hospital Enugu, where he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty.
His body has also been deposited at the hospital mortuary for necessary action”, Amaraizu further stated.
In another development, operatives of Udi division of the Enugu State police command have nabbed two armed robbery suspects that specializes in terrorizing commuters plying Udi/ozalla road.
The suspects, who gave their names as Chikwado Oyii of Umuoka village and Daniel Udeh of Amagu village were nabbed by the police through the partnership of the members of the neighbourhood watch group in Udi.
The suspects were about blocking the road to commence their robbery activities before they were arrested.
One single barreled gun, one live cartridge, one battle axe, a pair of slippers, handsets and a lady’s bag containing clothes were recovered from the hoodlums.