Police in Yobe State has said that the girl that died after sex bout at the Yobe State Government Lodge was as a result of drug overdose.
The police in a statement on Tuesday by the Public Relations Officer of Yobe State Police Command, Dungus AbdulKareem said the case against the four suspects arrested in connection with the crime was no longer homicide.
AbdulKareem said that the deceased died of cardio-respiratory failure resulting from excessive use of drugs.
The statement read, in part, that: “On 07th January 2021 at about 0700hrs, the Yobe State Police Command apprehended four suspects in connection with the death of Balkisu Ali (F), who died at the Government lodge, Damaturu. The case has been under investigation at the State CID Damaturu.
“An Autopsy was conducted on the corpse at the University Teaching Hospital, Damaturu, to unravel the actual cause of death. In this regard, the Post-Mortem Examination has revealed that the deceased died as a result of Cardio-Respiratory Failure resulting from excessive use of Drugs (or Drug overdose).
“With the conclusion of investigation, suspects will soon be arraigned in court for charges, other than Homicide, including Criminal Conspiracy, Procurement and Adultery.”
The statement however advised that the member of the public should desist from peddling unfounded rumors that could be detrimental to the interest of the deceased family and the general security in the State.
The Commissioner of Police in the State also assured the people of the state of safety and security, while soliciting for their cooperation and support, as always.