Three dead bodies were discovered yesterday in a room adjacent to the Emir palace in Ringim, Ringim local council area in Jigawa state.
An eye witness, Magaji Tambura reported that he stumbled on the corpses in the morning at about 9.00 am in the house of the son of the Emir of Ringim, Mohmud Sayyadi (Mazaje).
Tambura told The Guardian that at about 7:30 am, he went to Mazaje’s house with his co-worker, Auwalu where they have been laying bricks to complete the remaining work they started the previous day only to meet the door of the house locked.
He indicated that they knocked the door for more than two hours but got no response. However, he said a little girl later opened the door for them from inside.
Tambura said they went to the Boys-quarters where they normally packed their working tools only to see three of the boys still asleep. He said he attempted to wake them up because it was abnormal for them to still be sleeping at that hour.
“On going closer, I saw the three of them holding their stomachs with their two hand and foams were oozing from their mouths. I shouted their names and lifted their hands, but got no response. Then, I asked the little girl to go and inform Mazaje, the owner of the house.”
He said he informed Mazaje of the incidence, who in turn reported to the police. The police later took the lifeless bodies to the hospital for medical confirmation.
The deceased, identified as Ali Tajo, Mustapha Murtala and Nasiru Shehu, are all within the age bracket of 25 years.
The eyewitness said the deceased, who may have died from the effect of the smoke from the generating set they were using, were also drug addicts.
The corpses were later handed over to their relatives after medical examination for prayers and burial.
The state command Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Abdu Jinjiri declined to comment on the matter because detailed report on the incidence was yet to reach his office.