Family of 10 members die after consuming local herb mixture in Kwara
The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Lawal Bagega psc has ordered a discreet investigation into the death of 10 family members in Biogberu, via Gwanara, Kwara State.
The 10 family members were reported to have died one after the other sequel to the consumption of a local herb mixture to cure foot infection.
The Command spokesman, SP Okasanmi Ajayi (ANIPR) disclosed this in a statement in Ilorin on Wednesday.
“On 22/6/2021 at about 0700hrs, one Ibrahim Bonnie ‘m’ aged 22years of Fulani camp Biogberu, via Gwanara, reported at the police station that on 18/6/2021, one Okosi Musa ‘m’ age 35years and one Worugura Junlin ‘m’ an adult, came to his mother by name Pennia Bonni ‘f’ aged 40years of same Fulani camp who was having a foot infection, with a local herbal mixture purported to be the cure for her ailment.
“She was also told to ensure that all her family members take out of the mixture to prevent the spread of the disease to other family members.
“After taking the local herbal mixture, the family members started dieing one after the other, at the last count, 10 members including the infected legged mother died,” he said.
However, Ajayi said the commissioner of police had ordered a discreet investigation into the incident, saying that the two suspects are already helping the police in their investigation.
“The commissioner of police advises sick members of the public to seek medical solution in recognized medical homes spread across the length and breadth of the state to avoid ugly incidents of this nature.
“Suspects will have their day in court at the conclusion of investigation,” the PPRO said.