Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Okada rider, wife, 3 children perish after rice meal

By Pamela Eboh Awka on 15/08/2017

Views: 1,132


Five members of Ndenemu family in Umuatuegwu Okija, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Tuesday died mysteriously after eating a meal of rice.

The victims include a commercial motorcycle operator, Albert Ndenemenu, his wife, Nwanne who was the last to die and their three children.

Though reports on the cause of their death have been sketchy, the general story has it that they died as a result of food poison while others said it was the handiwork of fetish relations of the diseased family.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, for the Anambra State command, Mrs. Nkiru Nwode who confirmed the incident said while they are awaiting he autopsy, investigations were continuing.

An eye witness account from Umuatuegwu Okija said that Mrs. Nnwanne Ndenemu, who was the last to die, prepared rice for the family’s lunch, which all of them ate and shortly after, her husband and her children started vomiting blood.

“When many people in the village rushed into their compound following her alarm, it was discovered that they were already dead.

“The woman, on seeing the lifeless bodies of her husband and children, collapsed and was taken to Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi where she too died.”

An indigene of the area, Sir Ignatius Okonkwo, who spoke to journalists, said that the cause of death of the five persons was yet to be ascertained even though food poisoning has been fingered.

He said that efforts made to prevail on the authorities of NAUTH, where the bodies were first deposited to conduct an autopsy on the dead persons failed.

One of the late family’s in law, who was among the early callers was said to have taken the bodies to mortuary, but when stories started making the rounds that they might have been poisoned, he brought back the five dead bodies to their house where they were lined up in the open for several hours before some members of the family decided to return them to the mortuary.

It was however gathered that three distant relations of the diseased family were yesterday invited by the police at the Okija police station where they are being interrogated.

Source News Express

Posted 15/08/2017 10:24:18 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
BREAKING NEWS: Adeleke’s brother disgraces APC candidate to...

Hackers leak Kenyan foreign ministry confidential data

Ogah rejects Abia PDP guber primary result, dismisses...

How 3 Shi’ite members were killed: Nigerian Army...

IGP orders special protection for INEC officials

Momoh, Adio, 12 journalists honoured as stakeholders emphasise...

US citizens among eight arrested in Saudi crackdown...

Govt activities shut down in Benue as Ortom...

I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH MY HUSBAND —Chime’s...

Minister mourns Bukky Ajayi, calls her an iconic...

NBC’s reasons for suspending AIT/Raypower licences frivolous —...

Anti-graft war: We won’t be intimidated —Minister

 

Latest News Angry man destroys cars at Nigerian High Commission in London over passport Protest as land grabbers sack Ogun villages, install traditional ruler Woman who wanted $1m fake notes defrauded N700,000 Election Tribunal: Obi raises hope of victory •Says INEC must provide server used for polls China opens door to more Nigerians, promises to facilitate visa issuance 5 feared dead, several injured as hoodlums clash during Egungun festival in Ibadan Edo Assembly: Call Obaseki to order, members-elect tell Buhari We’ve broken monopoly of WAEC, says NECO Boss Imo Assembly to begin recovery of ‘stolen’ govt property Foreign Direct Investment into Nigeria has not dropped — CBN Brain disease kills 97 Indian children, ‘heat curfew’ imposed Gov. Abiodun inaugurates committee to review Amosun’s last-minute promotion of Obas

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (494,583 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,561 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (365,403 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (312,053 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (276,306 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (244,037 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (234,016 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (215,909 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (212,858 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,494 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,561 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (183,888 views)

 

NNPC Financial reports February 2019

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (93) Business & Economy (4,312) Business Verdict (73) Columnists (1,051) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (623) Features (761) Global Business Monitor (379) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,598) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (302) News (47,456) Opinion (1,260) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,032) Religion (1,023) Sports (2,044) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera