Four internet fraudsters in Delta State have died after a meal of noodles and eggs.
Spokesperson for the Delta State police command, Ms. Onome Onowakpoyeya who confirmed the incident on Thursday said the deceased were indigenes of Abraka community in Ethiope east local government area of the state.
She said the victims who were residents of Sunrose Hostel along Ogboru Road of Abraka where the incident occurred, were confirmed dead after they were rushed to the General Hospital, Abraka while two others who were unconscious, were referred to the Eku Baptist/Government hospital for treatment.
She also said a seventh occupant of the room where all of them had passed the night confirmed that they all had a meal of noodles and eggs on Wednesday (yesterday) before going to bed.
“The DPO has called me. He said at about 2:30 am this (Thursday) morning, a vigilante member called them that an offensive odour was coming out of a room, so, they went there.
“When they got there, they found out that one room, a single room, was being occupied by seven occupants and four people were already dead while one was unconscious.
“The two unconscious persons are receiving treatments. The one that’s conscious said last night, they prepared egg and noodles and after some time, he was now feeling somehow. By the time he checked, others were already lying down.
“The DPO said their stomachs were swollen and their skins were already peeling as if they poured hot water on them. Later we realised that they’re suspected internet fraudsters.”
Onowakpoyeya debunked the report that the victims were students of the Delta State University, Abraka.
“We noticed they’re not students because they had to get the caretaker who said he actually rented the room to one person.
“He brought others. But this time around, they’re seven. That they’re not students of the school (Delta State University),” she added.