Two die after consuming herbal concoction in Ondo

Two persons lost their lives at the weekend in Ipe-Akoko in Akoko South East Local Government Area of Ondo State after consuming herbal concoctions during a traditional festival.

The victims, who were identified as Alex Ojulewa and Samuel Alonge, were said to have died after arriving in the community for the celebration of the age-grade traditional festival known as ‘Ibogbe’.

According to eyewitnesses, shortly after drinking the concoction, the two individuals began experiencing severe vomiting and rapidly deteriorated in health.

One of the witnesses, who gave his name as Tunji, stated that despite efforts to rush them to the nearest hospital, their condition worsened, leading to their deaths before medical assistance could be administered.

When contacted over the development, the Police spokesperson in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, who confirmed the incident, stated that investigation had begun.

“A chief came and reported at Isua police station that someone prepared a native concoction (Agbo), which he drank with two others, and thereafter the trio started vomitting.

“While on their way to the hospital, the duo of Ojulewa Alex and Alonge Samuel gave up the ghost while Adu Johnson was in a coma receiving medical treatment. The investigation is ongoing.”

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