2 Dead, 17 Hospitalized As Suspects Poison Food At Wedding Party In Katsina

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-- Online (m) at 10-04-2020 05:33PM

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The Katsina State Police Command have arrested two suspects in connection with the death of two persons and seventeen critically ill individuals who were allegedly poisoned at a wedding in Mani local government area of the state.

Speaking to newsmen, the police command spokesman, SP Gambo Isah revealed that, “On April 4, 2020, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mani Division, received a complaint that one Musa Suleiman, 25, of Ali Yaba village, conspired with one Shafa’atu Sirajo, 20, and administered a noxious substance, popularly known as “Zaqami” in the food that was served to the guests at a wedding.

“Consequently, 19 persons that ate the food, fell sick and became unconscious.

“The DPO and his team rushed the victims to Mani General Hospital for medical treatment.

The attending physician confirmed Bilkisu Surajo, 20, and Ibrahim Sani, 13, dead while the remaining victims were admitted for treatment.
SP Gambo said the suspects would be arraigned in court after the conclusion of investigations.