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Police arrest man who poisoned Amala that killed five in Osun

Osun state Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, has hinted that the death of five people in Ibokun, Ibokun Local Government Area of the state, after eating Amala, was caused by a person who allegedly poisoned their food.

A young man, simply identified as Rasaq, has therefore been arrested in connection with the death.

The CP who hinted that the suspect is being interrogated, assured that the matter would be diligently investigated and prosecuted.

The suspect was said to have poisoned the food because he was dumped by his girlfriend, identified as Esther.

It was gathered that Esther who was dating Rasaq, popularly known as ‘fine boy’ suddenly decided to quit the relationship but the latter who is a commercial motorcycle operator was not happy with her decision.

Rasaq was said to have connived with one of Esther’s female friends to poison the food meant for the whole family. After eating the food, Esther and her mother, Mrs Kehinde Fasanya who was a staff of Obokun Local Government died immediately.

It was later gathered that three among the four persons that were taken to Wesley Guild Hospital of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital in Ilesa, eventually died, making the dead five.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, said he was aware of the death of additional two persons out of the four persons taken to hospital in Ilesa and that he has not been updated about the death of the third person.

“Two out of the four persons that we took to Wesley Guild Hospital in Ilesa could not make it. They are dead. Four persons lost their lives so far to the best of my knowledge. I have not been told about the death of any of the remaining two persons,” the Commissioner stated.

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