The Yobe State Police Command has said drug overdose is responsible for the death of a girl at the Yobe State Government lodge after a reported sex romp.
Dungus AbdulKareem, the command’s spokesman, said the discovery means the case against the four suspects arrested is no longer homicide.
He said the deceased died of cardio-respiratory failure resulting from excessive use of drugs.
“On January 7, 2021 around 7am, the Yobe State Police Command apprehended four suspects in connection with the death of a girl, who died at the government lodge, Damaturu. The case has been under investigation at the state CID, Damaturu.
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“An autopsy was conducted on the corpse at the University Teaching Hospital, Damaturu, to unravel the actual cause of death. In this regard, the post-mortem examination has revealed that the deceased died as a result of cardio-respiratory failure resulting from excessive use of drugs, or drug overdose,” the statement read.
“With the conclusion of investigation, the suspects will soon be arraigned on charges other than homicide, including criminal conspiracy, procurement and adultery.”
The command advised members of the public to desist from peddling unfounded rumours that could be detrimental to the interest of the deceased’s family and the general security of the state.