Son dies after allegedly drinking 75-year-old father’s palm wine in Enugu


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The Police in Enugu State have  arrested a palm wine tapper, Camillus Onah (75), over the  death of his son after allegedly drinking his product, the  Public Relations Officer of the Police Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, has said.

In a statement in Enugu on Wednesday, Amaraizu said that the incident occurred in Ebor Village in Ehalumona community in Nsukka Local Government Area on April 24.

“A 75-year-old palm wine tapper identified as one Camillus Onah from Ehalumona community in Enugu State is now in hot soup over an alleged death of his son, identified as one Nnabuike Onah, after taking his tapped wine.

“It was gathered that on that fateful day, the deceased alongside his friends allegedly bought palm wine from the suspect (his father) and went to a nearby corner for relaxation.

“It was further gathered that shortly after drinking the said palm wine, the deceased and friends started stooling blood.

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“Consequently, the deceased became unconscious alongside his two friends, identified as Ostia Eze and Obetta Akeke, after complaining about stomach upset.

“As the issue become severe, the deceased and his friends were rushed to a nearby hospital where a doctor on duty later confirmed the deceased, Nnabuike Onah, dead,’’ he said.

Amaraizu said that the two others were still  recovering in the hospital.

According to him, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, has ordered full scale investigation into the incident.

Amaraizu said that palm wine tapper had been assisting police operatives in their investigation.

He added that  the corpse of the deceased had been deposited in a mortuary for medical examinations. (NAN)

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