Sunday, October 28, 2012

Man With Four Children Die After Poisoned Corn Meal In Enugu

A man identified as Mr. Charles Nnadi and his four children have been confirmed dead at Mbu Apochi community in Isiuzo local government area of Enugu State after taking a corn and cassava meal believed to have been poisoned.

The incident caused panic among residents of the community while members of the Nnadi family were thrown into mourning.

Sources said that Nnadi and six children became sick and unconscious after eating the mixture of cassava and corn flour and were rushed to St. Mark’s Hospital, Eha-Amufu by sympathizers but the family head and two of his children died few minutes later.

Following their death, four other members of the family, who were admitted along with them, were transferred to a trado-medical hospital at Enugu-Ezike, Igbo Eze North local government where two of the children later gave up the ghost.

The remaining two are now lying critically at the hospital and their condition is said to be precarious.

Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the death of the five persons in Enugu, yesterday, said that the operatives of the state command had already began full scale investigations with a view to unraveling the mystery and circumstances surrounding the alleged incident of food poisoning.

Meanwhile, some sympathizers and relations of the deceased persons have described the incident as tragic and shocking, urging law-enforcement agencies to ensure proper investigation of the matter to determine whether the food poisoning was masterminded by someone.

Such investigation, they said, was necessary to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book, lamenting that such mysterious deaths had become very rampant within Nsukka area in recent times. 

Culled from Vanguard

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