A man identified as Femi Aluko has died after he reportedly drank four cartons of beer in Shasha, a suburb of Lagos, western Nigeria.
P.M.NEWS gathered that some people donated the cartons of beer to Aluko who boasted that he could consume that quantity.
But after Aluko reportedly drank the four cartons of beer, he became terribly drunk, lost control and fell into a gutter while he attempted to go home.
The incident happened on Thursday evening at a popular restaurant. After he fell into the gutter, non of the residents who saw him tried to rescue him. He was found dead in the gutter the following morning.
According to residents, the late Aluko was known in the area as a drunk.
A resident, Mrs Nike Salawu who spoke to our reporter said the late Aluko had financial and family challenges for several years, which led him into heavy drinking of alcohol.
She said some of the residents had tried in the past to persuade him from drinking but he refused.
She said it was due to his drinking habit that he fell into a gutter, and nobody was willing to assist him till Friday morning when he was found dead there.
On how he got money to buy the drinks, she said it was the residents that usually bought the drinks for him.
The matter was reported to the police at Shasha division who went to the scene of the incident to see the corpse.
However, before the police could take the corpse to the General Hospital for autopsy, members of his family went to the station and asked for the remains for burial.
When our reporter visited Shasha police division, the DPO was not around to comment on the matter.
However, sources at the station who confirmed the incident said the corpse has been released to the family for burial.
Source: PM News
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