Manila, Philippines – The boyfriend of 19-year-old Ashley Abad who reportedly died in drug overdose allegedly admits of giving his girlfriend illegal drugs before the incident.
The death of the teenager during a party in Cebu City last January 19 has been the headlines of several local news outlets and social media pages.
Director General Aaron Aquino of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said in an interview with DZMM, that Ashley’s sibling and relative allegedly heard the boyfriend telling the doctor that he gave an ecstasy to the victim.
“Allegedly, narinig nung kapatid ni Ashley at isa ring kamag-anak nung nandoon sila sa hospital na yung boyfriend sinabi doon sa doctor na binigyan niya raw ng ecstasy si Ashley so titingnan din natin ‘yun,” Aquino said
Authorities have also requested for an affidavit from the doctor who examined Ashley’s body.
Meanwhile, Aquino said that the victim’s boyfriend and her friends were not yet giving any statements about the incident.
“Hindi sila nagsu-surface sa amin. Yung mismong boyfriend niya ‘di namin alam kung nagtatago siya or what,” Aquino said
Benny Abad, Ashley’s uncle assumed that someone might have put drugs on the victim’s drink insisting that his niece never used any illegal drugs.
Ashley attended a concert at the Cebu Business Park on the eve of the Sinulog Festival. She was said to have collapsed in the middle of the said event.