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Ebonyi Man Dies After Reportedly Consuming 8 Cans of Energy Drinks at Once During Bet




Elijah Nwankwo, of Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi, has reportedly died after drinking eight cans of energy drinks during a bet.

This is contained in a statement issued by Ebere Amarizu, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Police in Enugu State on Friday.
According to the statement, the victim had on December 11th agreed to drink eight cans of energy drink for N1,600 to be paid by one Chikwado Nchionu, the challenger.

“After taking the energy drink, he became weak and went into coma. He was immediately rushed to a hospital in Enugu where he was confirmed dead by a doctor.

“The body of the deceased has been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary’’, the statement said.

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  1. jboy

    December 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    D guy na atesco

  2. Personal Assistant

    December 13, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Poverty na bastard

    • kenny

      December 14, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      Nothing to do with poverty, I put it down to ignorance and education.. I see my old school mates mixing energy drink and alcohol, be wise people those energy drinks are poison and can lead to cardiac arrest .

  3. see me see trouble

    December 14, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Can you imagine? What a waste? He should have waited till Christmas day.

    • Mohammad

      December 15, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      And then died on christmas day? What do you mean?

  4. Pat

    December 14, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Energy drink have been killing people. Researchers found out that the caffeine in one can/ bottle is way too much talkless of drinking 8. There should be more awareness, so that people can be informed.

  5. ATL's Finest

    December 14, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Omg! What was he thinkin? Or does he think it’s a way of showing he can afford it? Bless his resting soul but Energy drink isn’t good for the heart let alone drinking eight a day. Smh

    • ATL's finest

      December 14, 2014 at 10:41 am

      *do it*

  6. priceless

    December 14, 2014 at 7:09 am

    The challenger will be jailed for something he dosent knw will kill his friend. Imagine death because of free drink.

  7. jhennique

    December 14, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I tell people to stop taking these things…stop messing with ur body. Energy my foot!

  8. @edDREAMZ

    December 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Na wetin him wan tell papa God nw… RIP..

  9. The Creator

    December 14, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Lmfao.. Hilarious

  10. Jayne

    December 14, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Oh dear!

  11. pulchritude

    December 14, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Awoof dey purge belle….in this case, na die

  12. najeeb lawan

    December 14, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Na wow!!!! Atleast we learn a lesson,for him may his soul rest

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