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Groom arrested after poisoning drinks at his own wedding

By Mason White 1:04 PM April 3, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
A groom and another man were arrested after poisoning the drinks at their own wedding, police in Nigeria said.

Kano State Police said that they arrested the two in connection with the deaths of six young people on Tuesday.

As we reported earlier this week, police have launched an investigation after at least six people died several hours after attending a wedding, police in Nigeria said. Kano State Police said that six people, aged between 20 and 22, died after allegedly consuming a local drink called Zakami at the wedding reception, which was held in Unguwa Uku.

A witness who was at the wedding, said that the incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. The victims, all male, drank the substance at the party.