By Abimbola Ogunnaike
A laundry owner, Daniel Celestine was said to have died as a result of a suspected drug overdose in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, an online news medium reports.
It was learnt that the deceased, a 30 year-old indigene of Akwa Ibom State, residing along Opili Plaza Road by Azikoro area, was reported to have attended a birthday party at an undisclosed location with friends and ate food purportedly laced with “Colors” also known as Colorado.
According to Celestine’s siblings and friends, the deceased attended the mysterious party on Sunday, 30 April, 2023, and came back home behaving like a mentally derailed person.
“All attempts to calm him down failed. He told us that he ate food mixed with drugs. Anyone that tried to hold him down was attacked,” a source said.
The close source, named Matthew, told the medium that neighbours and friends rushed him to a nearby hospital known as Ripples, and he later became calm after he was injected. Later, we saw him restricted with leg chains, claiming that he had relapsed and become violent.”
It was gathered that the family was later informed that he died in his sleep.
Attempts to get the reaction of his family were, however, futile, as his corpse was reported to have been taken to Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
Source: Daily Post