Three students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) have died in a hostel after alleged intake of a mixture of tramadol, codeine and vodka.
The bodies were found at the Sunshine Castle Hostel, Umuchima Ihiagwa, close to the University.
According to an eyewitness, two of them died immediately, while the only lady amongst them and another male student were found unconscious.
They were immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Owerri where they were placed on admission at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)The male student later died at the hospital after medical personnel tried to revive him.
Students have vacated the hostel while the caretaker has been arrested by the Police.
However, when contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mrs Uche Nwaelue, said that the institution cannot ascertain if the victims were its students.
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Confirming the incident, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, a Superintendent of Police, noted that Substances suspected to be tramadol and Indian hemp were found with the students.
According to him: “The caretaker reported the matter and our men visited the scene and found the four of them stark naked and unconscious.
“They were rushed to the hospital where two of them gave up the ghost.”.