Seven Family Members Dead ‘After Consumption Suya’

LAGOS AUGUST 26TH (NEWSRANGERS)-No fewer than seven persons have been confirmed dead after eating the popular barbecue known as suya with juice in Umueze Umuakanu Road  Umuahia North local government area, Abia state.

The first son and only surviving son who spoke with our reporter said, “I was not around when it happened ,I am in school.

“I am undergraduate in Abia state university. My father is   Mr. Sunday Ogba , I was told  he  bought  suya from where all the family members, including extended family who came for holidays ate.

” I was in school in the morning when my younger sister called me and told me that all was not well , that our father and others were foaming from their mouths and their bodies were stiff and I told her to be strong that I would soon be on my way home .

” When I came back ,I saw my father ,two of my younger ones and 4 of my siblings all dead and my mother unconscious , but my sister was conscious.

“We called the police and they came before we took them to the mortuary but my mother is still unconscious right now in federal medical center.

” My younger sister said they all ate suya and juice , nothing else.

” I cannot explain where my father bought those things ,but last night I discussed with my father ,he was very strong and healthy”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Abia State, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, said he was yet to be furnished with the information.


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