A 300 level student, Job Alawari-Kei, of the Department of Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Federal University, Otuoke (FUO), in Bayelsa State, had reportedly slumped and died after taking an overdose an Illicit drug locally known as Colos or Colarado.
A street lingo for synthetic cannabinoids, Colorado is a trending cocktail of psychotropic drugs commonly used by many Nigerians especially youths.
According to some students on campus, the illicit drug known as Colos is mainly taken among youths, especially those involved in Internet fraud popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo.
A student, who pleaded anonymity, said the deceased boy was celebrating a recent breakthrough on an Internet deal with his friends when he consumed an overdose of the illicit drug that killed him.
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said the remains of deceased has been deposited at the hospital for autopsy, while investigation has been launched into the matter.
Butswat said: “On May 3 2023 at about 2200 hours, one Job Alawari Kei ‘m’ 19, a student of the Petroleum and Gas Engineering Department of Federal University Otuoke, slumped after intake of illicit substances.
“He was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. The corpse has been deposited at the Hospital for autopsy. Investigation is ongoing.”