Two close relations yesterday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital slipped into coma and passed away while another is currently hospitalized after drinking pile herb popularly known as ‘Agbo Jedi’.
The deceased, Gani Olowo and Yinusa Akeju who both lived around Adeta in Ilorin West Local Government early on Tuesday morning went to a friend’s house, Azeez Orire in the neighbourhood to drink from the herb he made.
It was said that Azeez was not at home when they came in.
An eyewitness who spoke to OrijoReporter on condition of anonymity, however, said in the absence of Azeez, his daughter simply identified as Rashida shared out the herbal drink to them, and another person identified as Saka Orire who went with them.
It was gathered that shortly after they drank the herb, and left Azeez’s house, Gani and Yinusa complained of severe stomach ache and slumped to death around noon.
However, Saka’s anguish prompted neighbours to rush him to the Ilorin General Hospital where he is currently being treated.