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From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least, four students of Federal University of Technology (FUTO) Owerri, south East Nigeria, have lost their lives after allegedly consuming large doses of sex enhancers, alcohol and hard drugs.
A source close to the institution revealed to newsmen on Thursday that the ugly incident occurred Tuesday at Sunshine Hostel, Umuchima in Ihiagwa, Owerri West council area of the State.
According to the source, three of the victims were found dead while the fourth individual was unconscious and had to be rushed to an undisclosed private hospital where he later passed on.
It was further gathered that the four victims, three males and one female were discovered naked surrounded by some left over of the substances they may have used.
Neighbours said they had been disturbed all through the previous night by loud music emanating from the room where the bodies were discovered in the morning but never knew a tragedy of that magnitude had occurred.
Though there were no details about how the neighbours found out what had happened to the victims, but it was learnt the lifeless bodies were later that afternoon evacuated by the police, who also made some arrests.
Meanwhile, the development has left Sunshine Hostel and other neighbouring hostels deserted as many residents have gone into hiding to evade police arrest.
Some of the FUTO students who reacted to the incident, expressed shock and condemned the escalating incidents of drug induced fatalities among the student population.
They however, blamed the recurring cult war at the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri and other institutions within the city to the rampant abuse of hard drugs and other psychotic substances.
The state police command was yet to make an official statement on the development as at the time of filing this report.
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