Tragedy occurred at Ajanomi Area in Abraka Community in Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State when four suspected internet fraudsters died mysteriously, three hospitalized while two others are found unconscious after eating a meal of indomie and eggs.
Source gathered that the incident happened when all individuals, numbering 9, were asleep.
According to sources, the 4 deceased persons had swollen stomachs with their skills peeling, while another 3 were rushed to Eku Baptist Specialist Hospital where they are now receiving medical treatments.
The events that led to the tragic incident is still sketchy at the time of filing this report, however, some residents of the area are suspecting that the 7 men were attacked with a poisonous chemical while they slept.
When contacted, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa confirmed the report, saying, “yes, Four individuals were found dead, while three were rushed to the hospital, the remaining two are unconscious.”
Another Police personnel who confirmed the incident is the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya.
She said,”The DPO has called me. He said at about 2:30 am this morning, a vigilante member called them that an offensive odour was coming out of a room. So, they went there. When they got there, they found out that one room, a single room, was being occupied by seven occupants and four people were already dead while one was unconscious.”
“The two unconscious are receiving treatments. The one that’s conscious said last night, they prepared egg and indomie and after sometime, he was now feeling somehow. By the time he checked, others were already lying down.”
“The DPO said their stomachs were swollen and their skins were already peeling as if they poured hot water on them. Later we realized that they’re suspected internet fraudsters. We noticed they’re not students because they had to get the caretaker who said he actually rented the room to one person. He brought others.”
She also said that investigation is still ongoing, that whenever they get more update concerning the case, they will be able to report it accordingly.