Some youth in Imo State have beaten a 27-year-old man, Darlington Ugboaja, to death at Anara Market after a local drug popularly known as Mkpurummiri (Methamphetaminbu)
was found on him.
It was gathered that Ugboaja’s death has since caused panic in the area as traders out of fear of a reprisal attack from the victim’s kinsmen hurriedly shut their stalls.
The mob pounced on Ugboaja when he was coming out from a spot where drugs are sold.
The irate youth reportedly searched him, found the substance on him and tied his hands to an electric pole.
A eyewitness said, “They saw him coming out from a bunk where drugs are sold. They suspected he had Mkpurummiri in his possession. They quickly searched him and found the substance. They immediately tired his hands to an electric pole and started beating him.
“He lost consciousness and was rushed to Anara Health Centre but unfortunately there was no doctor on duty. They rushed him to another hospital at Umunachi where he was pronounced dead.”
Lately, there have been sensitisations in the media and various parts of the South-East on the dangers of ingesting this particular hard drug.