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Poisonous food kills three

By Gbenga Ariyibi

ADO-EKITI—Two weeks after the mysterious death of six people in Ayegunle-Ekiti after taking ‘amala’, another casualty has been recorded at a farmstead in Odo Iro, near Iyin-Ekiti, as three other people, including a seven- year-old boy have lost their lives after taking food suspected to be poisonous.

Those who lost their lives include, Mr  Toyin Obadimeji, a 40-year-old gardener and Mrs Juliana Ademiloyo, a 57-year-old woman and a seven-year-old boy whose name is yet to be ascertained.

Pa  Jimoh  Bello who is the second in command to the Baale of the Odo Iro community, said Mrs Ademiloyo who had a farm in the area was seen with Oladimeji who was suspected to be her gardener with the little boy in a state of unconsciousness on Wednesday.

According to him, before the neighbours could attend to her, the little boy who was said to be her grandson was said to have slumped and gave up the ghost, while the duo of Oladimeji and Ademiloyo were said to have lost their lives before they  were rushed to the General  Hospital, Iyin Ekiti.

He said they then decided to contact the Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti,Oba Ademola Ajakaye who in turn approached the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Igede Ekiti.

The police has, according to him, sent their men to the scene of the incident. Some of the items found in the hut according to him, include a pot of soup, a piece of yam (esuru) and some native concoction.


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