An epileptic 21-year-old Nigerian man identified Kenneth a.k.a Dagba reportedly died yesterday in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, after taking an illicit drug combination called “gutter water” at Durak hotel on Saturday.
According to online sources the illicit drug combination called “gutter water”, is a combination of codiene, refnol, tramadol, cannabis and water or juice.
The man who went into seizures, was rushed to Ikorodu general hospital, where he died. Friends of the deceased have already taken to social media platforms to pen down tributes to him.
Captial Sia wrote;
DAGBA 1010 still don’t believe you gone…bro R I P…..We love you but God love you more….. K K
Why too soon Dagba junior 😫
Can’t stop crying we love u but God loves you most continue to rest in peace 😪😪
Several discussions about the deadly effects of alcohol, narcotics, drug use and abuse in recent times have been at fever pitch, due to the death of promising youths especially in the Nigerian entertainment scene. Most recent of such fatal occurrence is the death of Tagbo, who passed away as he was celebrating his birthday; this triggered a series of arguments about the negative effects of alcohol abuse.
Following the trend in the society; increased marijuana consumption or growing cases of alcohol abuse, substance abuse among teenagers and young adults poses a serious challenge to our society. In fact, poll results released by NOI Polls Limited revealed that almost 9 in 10 Nigerians (90 per cent) believe the highest abusers of drugs and substance are teenagers and young adults aged between 15 and 29 years old. Furthermore, the results show that the most abused substance in Nigeria is marijuana followed by Codeine (Cough Syrup) and Alcohol (in whatever from). The key causes for the rise in drug and substance abuse are listed as poverty and unemployment. These were the key findings from the drugs and substance poll conducted in July 1st 2013.
Today, the rate at which youths use narcotic substances and alcohol has reached an alarming rate in Nigeria creating a huge concern for many. Many studies and surveys have found that a large percentage of people who abuse drugs and alcohol are teens still in secondary schools or higher institutions of learning. Studies conducted by renowned organisations have also shed light on the fact that teens and college students have at least experimented with drugs or alcohol at one time or another, even if they don’t abuse them.