A security guard was reported dead after betting to consume a bottle of Ogogoro, five sticks of cigarette in two minutes.
The late Thompson was said to have visited a well known beer parlour in Agege area of Lagos, with a friend and then bought some bottles of Ogogoro – Alomo – for his drinking friends, who then challenged him to finish a bottle of bitters and smoke five sticks of cigarette within two minutes.
The bounty was, if he had won, the friends would have paid for everything he consumed.
Unfortunately, the deceased opened the bottle of alcohol, drank it in less than two minutes, smoked two sticks of cigarette, stood up and began to walk away.
Narrating the incident, Earnest Joseph, a friend to Thompson said both of them had gone out together for a drink when the incident happened.
According to him, “At about 8am, Thompson returned from his security guard job, went inside his room and slept.
“Later in the afternoon, two of his friends came. So I prepared Eba because he had soup and we all ate. We went out to a nearby local hot drink vendor, popularly called Tee Sugar. Thompson bought N50 quantity of Dongoyaro and N30 sachet of Chelsea for each of us. “From there we went to another vendor in the neighbourhood and met some of of our friends.
“As soon as we finished consuming the first bottle, Thompson and his relatives began to speak their local dialect, which I do not understand.
“All of a sudden, the vendor brought a big bottle of bitters. I asked Thompson if he was the one that ordered for the bottle. He said his friends ordered it and that he wanted to prove to them that he can drink a bottle of Alomo Bitters and five sticks of cigarettes.
“I tried to stop him but he drank it in less than two minutes, smoked two sticks of cigarette and decided to leave.
His relatives called him back to smoke the remaining three.”
This, the friend said was the beginning of his journey to the ‘great beyond’.