6th October, 2010
A man identified as Emeka died yesterday in Afisman Drive, Off Anifowose Street in Ikeja,Â Lagos State, Nigeria after drinking several bottles of Chelsea dry gin.
P.M.NEWS gathered that Emeka, aged about 30, died a few minutes after drinking the 12Â bottles ofÂ gin. He was said to have boasted that he could drink 12 bottles of dry gin,Â after which he and a friend bet that he couldnâ€™t.
According to an eyewitness, Mr. Humprey Ukoha, the body of the late Emeka, a busÂ conductor who hails from Ibusa town in Delta State was seen around 9 a.m yesterday. TheÂ corpse was lying beside the road at Afisman Drive.
â€œWe realised that he and some of his friends had bet that he could finish 12 bottles ofÂ dry gin, but immediately he finished the drinks, he died on the spot.â€
As at the time of filing this report, policemen from Obafemi Awolowo way, Ikeja DivisionÂ were seen parading the street.