UK-based Nigerian law student dies after eating ‘cannabis sweet’

A 23-year-old UK-based Nigerian law student, Damilola Olakanmi, has died after consuming cannabis sweets she bought online.

The Hertfordshire University student is said to have bought the sweets through a messaging app and they were delivered to her home in Ilford, east London, where she lived with her mother.

Olakanmi fell ill after consuming the sweet on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

According to the Mirror UK, she consumed the sweets with her 21-year-old friend, a US student visiting the UK. However, while her friend survived, she died.

The deceased is reported to be the only child of her mother. Her mom’s friend, Richard Taylor, who spoke to the standard, said, “Wumi has lost her only child-she has nothing now. They had to hold her up because she broke down every time a friend came to the house to give her support.”

The police report that a 37-year-old man, Leon Brown, was arrested on Friday in connection with the incident.

The suspect was arrested and charged with having intent to supply a Class B synthetic cannabinoid, being involved in the supply of a synthetic cannabinoid, and having intent to supply a psychoactive substance.

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