Four suspected yahoo boys (internet fraudsters) have died of drug overdose along the Nasco Egei Road of Biogbolo community in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The Bayelsa State Police Command said the unfortunate incident occurred at about 12 am on Friday, December 2, after the intake of two pills in celebration of a mysterious financial breakthrough by the deceased.

According to reports they died in the home rented by one of them known simply as Favour, a 19-year-old indigene of Southern Ijaw LGA.

One Melvin, who claimed to be a friend to one of the deceased boys, told journalists that they were trying to secure the release of the corpse of one of the victims, Favour, 19 year-old and an indigene of Southern Ijaw local government area of the State.

He, however, said: “We believe that they were poisoned,” but he could not explain who and how they were poisoned.

According to Melvin, “We are here at Ekeki Police Station in company of Favour’s father to secure the release of his corpse for burial. But it is proving difficult after swearing to an Affidavit. We gathered that they eat a food they ordered which was delivered by a logistics motorbike and they died. One of them who was in the toilet, however, survived because he did not eat from the meal.”

Confirming the development, Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Benjamin Okolo, said: “They died of a dr¥g overdose. It is quite unfortunate that they administered the drug themselves. They were five and the one that survived told us that they took two pills each and that he took one. This was why they died.”

The Police Commissioner, however, assured journalists that if the friends and families of the deceased insisted that the four boys were poisoned, the Police will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of their death.

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