Abuja - Following the alleged deaths that trailed the consumption of the local gin in Rivers and Ondo states, the Federal Government has banned the consumption of the drink, popularly called Ogogoro in all parts of the country, Punch reports.
The death toll in Rivers State had risen to 38 while 18 people had died in Ode-Irele, Ondo State, following the consumption of the local gin.
Also read: Local gin kills scores in Rivers State
The Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control, Dr. Paul Orhii, in his reaction to the death of 38 persons in Rivers State, said that the recent incidents in Rivers and Ondo states were associated with the consumption of locally made gin.
He warned that the government would confiscate all illegally brewed alcoholic beverages across the country.
The symptoms suffered by victims included vomiting, abdominal pain, blurred vision, headache, dizziness and loss of consciousness with subsequent sudden deaths of 18 victims.
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