Following the sad news about the death of about five women who gave up after consuming yam flour (Amala) in Ibokun, Obokun Local Government area of Osun state, investigation has revealed that the food substance was poisoned by one Rasaq who was said to be in a relationship with, Esther one of the victims.
Amiloaded gathered that Esther was dating Rasaq, popularly known as ‘fine boy’ suddenly decided to quit the relationship but Rasaq who is a commercial motorcycle operator was not happy with her decision. As a result of Rasaq’s anger, he was said to have connived with one of Esther’s friends to poison the food which was 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 instantly. Though others were rushed to hospitals but efforts to save their lives failed as three among the four persons that were taken to Wesley Guild Hospital in Ilesa eventually died. Osun State Commissioner of Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu who said he was aware of the death of additional two persons out of the four persons taken to the hospital in Ilesa said that he has not been updated about the death of others.
The Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Fimihan Adeoye confirmed to newsmen that Rasaq has been arrested and that he was being interrogated assuring that the matter would be diligently investigated.