A customer at a Chinese lounge and bar on Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos, Willie Uyime, has died after he mistook an insecticide for water and drank it.
Willie who ostensibly had no inkling that death was lurking around, and was at the bar with his friends on Saturday night, according to multiple media’s reports, unknowingly drank insecticide in a container placed on the table in front of him at the bar.
He was said to have thought the content in the container was water and minutes after drinking it started gasping and was rushed to the Randle General Hospital where he was confirmed dead.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Chike Oti confirmed the incident saying, “He visited the Chinese lounge and bar with his friends to drink. The insecticide was inside a bottled water container, so he thought he was drinking water. We are investigating the matter and the bar manager is being questioned.”