What an irony of life? A 25-year-old man died during a drinking competition he had with his friend at a funeral.
The ugly incident happened in Benin, Edo State.
According to reports, the deceased, Famous Ogbeide, 25, and three others were drinking different brands of hot drinks at the funeral of their friend’s father.
Trouble started when Ogbeide emerged winner in the first and second rounds of the contest, but failed to collect his prize of N4,000 as he died in the hospital. Ogbeide's two other friends have since been hospitalized.
The contest, which was initiated by one of the youths at the event, was initially full of fun until things turned around. It was also reported that one of the victims pulled out of the contest when he began to cough and vomit.
However, the police have since arrested the organizers of the funeral party who was said to have arrived Nigeria from Malaysia the day before.
According to the police spokesperson, DSP Joseph Edoigiawerie, the homicide department of the Edo State Police Command is handling the case.