10 members of a family in Kwara have died after consuming a local herbal drink in Biogberu village in Gwanara of the State.
Spokesman of the police in the State Command SP Okasanmi Ajayi said this in a statement he signed on Wednesday.
“On 22 June 2021, at about 0700 hrs, one Ibrahim Bonnie (22) of Fulani camp Biogberu, via Gwanara, reported at the police station that on 18/6/2021, one Okosi Musa(35) and one Worugura Junlin, an adult, came to his mother by name Pennia Bonni(40) of same Fulani camp,’ the police spokesman said.
Okosi Musa and Worugura Junlin gave his mother, who was having a foot infection, a local herbal mixture purported to be the cure for her ailment.
Ajayi said: “She was 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 one after the other, at the last count, 10 members, including the infected legged mother, died.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Lawal Bagega, has ordered a discreet investigation into the incident, the two suspects are already helping the police in their investigation.
“The Commissioner of Police advises sick members of the public to seek a medical solution in recognized medical homes spread across the length and breadth of the state to avoid an ugly incident of this nature”, he said.