21-year-old dies at Lagos birthday party after mixing hard drugs

Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the death of Michael Arigbabuwo, 21, at a birthday party after allegedly mixing hard drugs for maximum effect.

Spokesman of the Command Benjamin Hundeyin stated this on Twitter on Saturday.

Hundeyin said that the incident happened on Friday in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, stressing that three of his friends who were also at the party had been arrested.

The spokesman said that information received by the police in Ikorodu revealed that at about 7.30 p.m. on Friday, a distress call came that some group of ‘Yahoo’ boys brought a corpse to Igbogbo area of Ikorodu.

“Based on the information, teams of detectives visited and photographed the scene. Three young men of ages 23 and 24 were arrested.

“The suspects claimed that the deceased allegedly smoked loud and drank codeine at a birthday party of one of their friends held at Igbogbo area of Ikorodu.

“The suspects further claimed that the deceased began gasping for breath. He was rushed to the hospital but died,” he said.

The spokesman said that the corpse was evacuated and deposited at the General Hospital, Ikorodu, for autopsy.


Hundeyin warned youths against drug abuse, stressing that drugs will end their lives in disaster.

“Thinking of doing drugs? Have a rethink as nothing fruitful emanates from it.

“Investigation into the case has commenced,” he said.

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