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20 yrs girl dies of alleged food poisoning in Bayelsa




By  Amgbare Ekaunkumo, Yenagoa

Residents of Punch road, suburb of Amarata community in  Yenagoa local government of the Bayelsa State capital, was on Sunday thrown into mourning following the  dead of a young girl over alleged food poison


According to an eye witness who spoke on condition of anonymity said,tragedy struck on Sunday when a man named Igbagara ,a retired principal from Isoni community in Bayelsa state and his lover (deceased)with his neighbour eat a food allegedly prepared by innocent daughter.


It was said,the trio fall asleep after consuming the food late in the night.


It was gathered that neighbours became suspicious when the family members were not seen outside, while calls put across to the man’s phone were unanswered.


A source said: “The door was forced open and found them unconscious with foam on their mouths.


They were rushed to federal medical centre Yenagoa for medical attention.


Doctors on duty rushed to resuscitate Mr.Igbagara  and his neighbour while the said lover died.


Though it could not be ascertained how the poisoning occurred.


However, sympathizers and neighbours are of the view that,the girl’s dead might be connected with poisonous substance administered into the food.



When Contacted, spokesman of the state police command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, said he was yet to be brief about the tragic incident.








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