• Rivers ban consumption of local gin after the death of 22 persons

    Rivers ban consumption of local gin after the death of 22 persons

    Newsmen reported that Rivers State Government has banned the consumption of local gin popularly called Ogogoro following the death of about 22 persons in Bonny Island, Bonny, and Woji in Obio Akpor local government areas of Rivers.

    They died after consuming dog meat delicacy and local gin popularly called ‘Kai-Kai’ or Ogogoro which allegedly contained poisonous ethanol.

    The Rivers government through the Department of Disease Control said the ban became necessary measure to avoid more people consuming the toxic substance.

    The Director of […]