It was also gathered that other guests were hospitalized after drinking the local tea which contains a psychoactive substance at the wedding ceremony which took place at Sheka area of Kumbotso Local Government, Kano metropolis.
Sanusi Yahaya, older brother of the bride told Daily Trust that they suspect the tea was prepared with different types of drugs. He also said that it has become a norm for young people in the area, especially drug addicts, to hide behind ceremonies to prepare and take tea laced with drugs.
“They cooked the tea and they themselves didn’t even know the number and types of drugs that were inside to the extent that some had to abandon it. But some of them insisted that they must drink from the tea, saying that their brains can take it.
“After drinking the tea, two people died, some have recovered while others are hospitalised.”
Another eyewitness, Abdullahi Muhammad confirmed the death figure. He further revealed that some of those hospitalised were not from the area but were just passing by and decided to drink from the tea.
“We don’t know the exact number for now, but in the morning seven were confirmed dead. Some of them were not even invited to the wedding, they just came to disguise and take their drugs.”