A 30-year-old Apochi (surname withheld) has died after drinking substance believed to be rat poison in Otukpo area of Benue State.
WWW.IDOMAVOICE.COM exclusively gathered that the victim, who is married with children; had stormed Otukpo, Sunday evening demanding to see some security men, saying that some spirits were frustrating his life.
A family source hinted WWW.IDOMAVOICE.COM that the dejected-looking Apochi, a native of Ohimini on his arrival in Otukpo demanded to see security men but there was nobody on ground to attend to him.
“He came to our area and said he was looking for security men that some spirits were chasing him. We were wondering what he wanted to do with them. It was that process that he collapsed and we rushed him to a hospital at Upu road in Otukpo where it was discovered that he had taken rat poison. The doctors later found the container of the poisonous substance in his pocket. They gave him oil to dilute the poison but it was too late. He died in the hospital,” an eyewitness told WWW.IDOMAVOICE.COM
However, another insider hinted our reporter that the late Apochi, who is an ardent follower of a popular lawmaker from his constituency did not tell anybody what he did that led to the spirits chasing him.
His corpse has since been take back to community for burial.
When this reporter contacted the Benue State PPRO, Moses Yamu Monday morning for comment, he simply said, “I don’t have that report yet.”