The deceased were identified only as Baba Imeko, Baba Onwenue and Easy, while the fourth victim’s name is yet to be confirmed.
Meanwhile, Salako Taloju -the seller of the liquor and a gateman was arrested on Tuesday by policemen from Ibara Police Station.
It was gathered that Taloju who was drunk at the time of his arrest claimed he was innocent.
He said, “We were friends and we had been drinking together for a long time. I do not know why they have to accuse me now of killing them. I also took out of the liquor and nothing happened to me.”
One of the neighbours, Mrs. Kemi Adepitan, confirmed that the victims died after consuming the liquor.
She said, “It is true that they died. Some other sympathisers and I paid a condolence visit to the house of one of the victims this morning.”
The acting Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the command did not receive any report of death.
He said “As far as we are concerned, it is a rumour. If any of their relatives comes and complains that their family members died, then, we can confirm it. We have not seen any corpse. Even though a suspect has been arrested, he is drunk and we cannot rely on his statement.”
Source- Punch Ng