According to reports, Ondo state government says the death of over 20 persons in the state was caused by Ethanol poisoning. The state govt dismissed insinuation that the alleged strange disease was contagious and put death tool at 18.
According to reports, the natives people in the state believed that the death was caused by some unknown persons who committed sacrilege by breaking into the Malokun shrine and stealing sacred objects, government insist such is unknown to science.
Ondo state Health Commissioner, Dr Dayo Adeyanju said ”findings from postmortem carried out on the victims and other laboratory tests revealed that the disease was neither epidemic nor contagious.”
Dr Dayo said preliminary report shows that ethanol poison was found in the systems of all the victims.
“Our investigations have also revealed that the victims, who, interestingly, were all Okada riders, gathered at some local joints to consume alcoholic substance mixed with roots and some other local herbs on the eve of the outbreak of the disease.
“I can assure you that the disease is in no way contagious. The fact that none of the caregivers has contracted the disease has greatly underscored this point.”
More details to come soon.