Lagos State Police Arrest Three Siblings Who Sold Beans Preserved With Sniper (Photo)

Published 2 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
at 06:35 AM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)

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Three siblings trading in beans on Adenekan Street, Alagbado, Lagos State, have been arrested by the police after they allegedly preserved the beans with poisonous insecticide Sniper and still sold it to members of the public.

It was learnt that the traders – Faith Ogbona, Chidioke Ogbona and Sunday Ogbona – were arrested by policemen from the Alagbado division after being alerted by a woman, who caught Chidioke applying Sniper, an insecticide, on the beans.

While Chidioke and Sunday were picked up on Friday, their elder brother, who owned the shop, was nabbed on Sunday when he went to the station to secure their bail.

PUNCH Metro reports that the shop had also been sealed off.

The police said 41-year-old Faith had wanted to influence his brothers’ release by allegedly offering the divisional police officer a N500,000 bribe, which the latter rejected.

The suspects, who hail from Ebonyi State, were paraded on Wednesday at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja with some bags of the “poisonous beans” and some bottles of Snipers recovered from the shop.

Eighteen-year-old Chidioke told Punch that he wanted to preserve the beans with the insecticide to prevent it from being infested with insects.

He said it was his first time of putting the substance in the foodstuffs, claiming that he deduced his “preservation method” from the use of Sniper to kill rodents.
Chidioke said,
 “I just saw it (Sniper) as something that kills insects and decided to use it to preserve the beans and kill the insects therein. I was applying the chemical for the first time when a woman approached me and warned that it was dangerous.

“A few minutes after, some policemen came to arrest me. My brother (Faith) was not around when I put the Sniper in the beans.”
Although the shop owner confessed that his suppliers in Maiduguri, Borno State, where he bought the goods, used some chemicals including Sniper and DD Force, to preserve beans, he said his brother carried out the act without his consent.

Faith, who said he started the business four years ago, also denied offering the bribe to the DPO.

He said,
“I wasn’t around when my brother was caught putting Sniper in the beans. I was called on the telephone and I quickly returned to Lagos from Ibadan (Oyo State), where I had gone for a function. Sunday came to my shop when he learnt some policemen were there and he was also arrested.

“Chidioke just came back from our village. He had never seen me put Sniper in beans. In Maiduguri, if my suppliers wanted to preserve beans, they put DD Force or Sniper in water and spray it on the beans. It will be stored for about three or six months, depending on the quantity of chemicals applied.

“I have never mixed beans with chemicals, but I have been buying the one with chemicals from Maiduguri. If it is stored for a long time, it is not dangerous for human consumption.”

However, Sunday said he just alighted from a motorcycle when the police arrested him.
“I don’t preserve my beans with Sniper. I normally buy the quantity I can sell before insects infest it,” he added.

The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.

“The excuse the owner of the shop gave was that he was mixing pesticide with beans and that he had been selling it like that. He approached the DPO, thinking he could easily settle the case and get the two other suspects released. He offered her N500,000, but she rejected it,” the CP added.

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concentrate at 07:19 AM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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That's bad. all for money.
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victorstic1 at 08:17 AM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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IGBO IGBO IGBO HOW MANY TIMES DID I CALL UNA? WHY CAN´T WE MAKE GENUINE MONEY FOR ONCE ? IF NOT BLOOD MONEY ,IT WILL BE DRUG MONEY , LOOTED MONEY OR POISONOUS MONEY, I REGRET REALLY BEING AN IBO .PLEASE AM PLEADING FOR BIAFRA TO COME INTO PLACE LET US LIVE A LIFE FREE OF ALL THESE DEADLY ACTIVITIES
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victorstic1 at 08:27 AM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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ANYONE THAT SAYS ANY NEGATIVE THINGS TO MY COMMENT OR ATTACK ME IN PERSON MAY THUNDER STRIKE YOU BECAUSE AM SAYING THE FACT, AND YOU YORUBA GUYS THAT ARE INTO INTERNET SCAM STOP UR ACTIVITIES. BENIN LADIES THAT ARE INTO PROSTITUTION GET A BETTER LIFE BIKO
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princeton99 at 08:57 AM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Nawawa oh...abi em jst plan to kill plenty people like dat on purpose abi e nah da kill?jst wondering thou
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akinmanchy at 11:43 AM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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All in the name of making money  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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Larry28 at 12:37 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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Suppliers use snipper but with a mixture of water.
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ngfineface at 12:58 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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He may just have innocently carried out the act without knowing it implication. Wetin Ebonyi people sabi?
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24magic at 01:24 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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They should be made to eat from the beans
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AmazingMarie at 05:19 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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the younger bro may have innocently done the act having heard from his elder bro that that is how they preserve beans in the North.
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AmazingMarie at 05:25 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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I have bought beans in large quantity somewhere in Lagos, unknown to me it was full of chemical substance when I cooked about a measure I discovered while I was tasting it for salt and other seasoning I was greeted which the heavy chemical in my taste bud I quickly spat it all out and rinsed my mouth over and over again threw both the cooked and the raw beans in the waste.
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deboalabi262 at 05:30 PM, 23/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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They should be punished severely for the evil acts....... Angry Angry Angry

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akinmanchy at 08:17 PM, 29/03/2017 (2 years ago)
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See dem ugly face

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