By Tola Gbadamosi
There was a mild drama at Stardom Water Factory in Oba-Ile, when a middle-aged man identified as Tolu Ajayi, almost ran amok after he allegedly injected a hard drug suspected to be ‘Ice.’
The incident which occurred around 2:30am on Tuesday at Oba-Ile, in Akure North Local Government area of Ondo State, threw his neighbours and other residents into confusion.
Our correspondent gathered that the man, who is the gateman of the company, while under the influence of the hard drug, went inside the company’s delivery vehicle in the middle of the night, ignited the engine and started shouting that someone had stolen his N5 million.
His noise, reportedly woke the entire occupants of the building, including the manager of the water factory, one Mr. Olusegun Adeniji, who thought the man was serious.
In an attempt to salvage the situation, Adeniji alerted officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Oba-Ile Division, who responded swiftly and took the man to the station where they kept him till morning.
However, when the police questioned the man about the N5 million, he claimed was stolen from his car, he responded that nothing of such happened.
When the officers observed that the substance he took had elapsed and he was back to his right senses, they later released him.
The man was reported to be ashamed of his acts thereafter.
Ice, it was learnt, is a hard drug that reportedly kills faster than any other hard drugs. It is a white substance usually contained in a sachet sold at N2,000.
Most victims of the drug consume it by using a broken bulb, a small tiny pipe and container filled with water.
Some take it raw, while others add tomtom to the water to make it more active in their body system.
Some of the effects of the hard drug, according to findings, include loss of memory, drastic reduction in the body size, heart and liver cancer.
It was gathered that some also take it for pleasure and to boost their energy within a short time, especially when trekking kilometres.