Four men have reportedly died at a popular drinking
joint at Imerienwe community, Imo state after
consuming locally-made alcohol, also known as
The incident occurred at a joint owned by one
Uwadiegwu EzeImo in Ngor-Okpala local government
area of the state last week.
Agbara Emma, a community leader, said the victims
started complaining of stomach pain few minutes
after taking the drink and that the story changed by
Saturday. He gave the names of those who died as
Chibuzor Nwosu, Ifeanyi Nkwocha, Ada Danganer and
The community leader added that Chinonso Amadi,
Nnadi Ike, Udoka Ukaegbu, Fineboy Ekeocha, Chiaka
Ukaegbu, Onyemauche Igbo, Aboy Amadi, among
others, survived after taking the gin.
An indigene, who did not want his name mentioned,
said the owner of the bar, where the incident
happened had absconded.
He said the survivors are in an intensive care unit of
a hospital along Egbu Road, Owerri, while the
remains of the dead have been deposited in a
mortuary in Nguru, Ngor Okpala.
The Imo State Police Public Relations Officer,
Andrew Enwerem who could not confirm the incident,
said: “We have called the DPO of Imereinwe; he’s
yet to confirm such incident to us.”