Wicked! A’Ibom Family Wiped Out In Food Poisoning …Monarch Seeks Government Help


For the people of Obio Ndot community in Oruk Anam local government area, Saturday, March 3, 2018 will remain a dark day in their lives as they are yet to come to terms with what befall them.
No thanks to an alleged food poisoning that has so far killed two members of a family with three other still battling for survival.
The Sensor gathered that on the fateful day, members of Akpan Akpan Stephen family cooked rice for supper in their compound close to their neigbour and a yet to be identified person said to have had issues with them, sneaked in and poured some quantity of high concentrated caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) into the food on fire.
It was further gathered that no sooner than five members of the family ate the poisonous food than trouble began with one dropping dead within few minutes and another one died the following day, Monday March 5.
Others who were taken to the hospital in Uyo are battling for survival even as medical experts are said to be doing their best to rescue them.
The dead ones whose names could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report are 12 and 9 years pupils of Government Primary School of No. I Abak.
Speaking with our correspondent, the village head of Obio Ndot, Chief Etim Denis Akpan said that the entire community was shocked over the incident and wondered why such a wicked person could decide to wipe out an entire family.
The visibly sobered monarch said that such a heinous crime had never happened in the history of the village.
While appealing to the State Government, private and corporate organizations to come to the aid of the victim’s family to ensure recovery of the victims, he noted that the village council will dig into the root cause of the sad incident in order to bring culprits to justice to serve as deterrent to others.
Meanwhile, attempts to speak with the father of the victims, Akpan Akpan Stephen proved abortive as he was said to be shock to attend to any question.
A senior Police Officer in Abak Division which Obio Ndot Community is the host, confirmed the incident but refused to speak further saying that he was not authorized to speak.
He said, “yes, we have had a report of food poisoning and two persons are confirmed dead. Investigations into the circumstances that led to it has commenced. That is all that I can say”



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