SAD: How Wall Gecko Allegedly Wipes Out Family Of Six In Ogun

Date: 03-12-2022 9:51 am (2 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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The neighbourhood of Mowe in Ogun State has been thrown into mourning after a family of six was discovered stone dead in the early hours of Friday.

The cause of death is suspected food poisoning after a wall gecko had allegedly walked on their food.

The victims have been identified as Mr Adeleke John Samuel, a Chartered Accountant, his wife, two children and two other relatives.

Sources said they are believed to have kicked the bucked after eating food on which wall gecko had trampled upon.

The sad event was uncovered when their gateman, Mr Lawal Ojo suspected the unusual quietness in the house at day break.

He alerted the neighbours who broke into the house only to discover the bodies of the victims in different rooms.

They were all in the sleeping posture, the source said, indicating that they probably passed on in their sleep.

According to an eyewitness, Mrs Ifenatuora Ijeoma, the poison might have been ingested in the course of the family’s dinner the night before.

She reiterated that, on close inspection of the kitchen utensils, a dead wall gecko was discovered inside a pot of soup by one of the neighbours.

The Wall Gecko is a small slippery house lizard originally native to South East Asia but is now found across the world.

It had, at different times, been associated with lethal food poisoning.

According to a medical practitioner, who simply identified himself as Dr Omotosho: “Geckos are ordinarily harmless. However, the lizard carries lots of bacteria in the mouth which can cause serious harm when ingested by humans.”

As at the time of filing this report, the police had waded into the matter, even as the cause of death still remained a subject of conjecture.

The deceased man was aged 55, the wife Mrs Pamela Adeleke, 50 , the children roughly aged between 13 and 19 years old, our findings show.

Posted: at 3-12-2022 09:51 AM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- kp45 at 3-12-2022 10:36 AM (2 months ago)
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Ogun state is making the news lately. RIP to the dead
Posted: at 3-12-2022 10:36 AM (2 months ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 3-12-2022 02:28 PM (2 months ago)
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Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un
Posted: at 3-12-2022 02:28 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master
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- kacylee at 4-12-2022 07:36 AM (2 months ago)
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oh my wall gecko that seems harmless... operation get rid of all geckos has begun

Posted: at 4-12-2022 07:36 AM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Allsense at 4-12-2022 01:54 PM (2 months ago)
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Me dat I hate anything lizard or snake-like nature before. RIP to the lost souls
Posted: at 4-12-2022 01:54 PM (2 months ago) | Upcoming
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- constigoldo at 5-12-2022 09:53 AM (2 months ago)
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I'm not fond of that creature and will always hunt it anywhere I see it.  People, be cautious with your food items, put them in a secure place, and always make sure your pots are tightly covered.
Posted: at 5-12-2022 09:53 AM (2 months ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 5-12-2022 12:50 PM (2 months ago)
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Quote from: constigoldo on  5-12-2022 09:53 AM
I'm not fond of that creature and will always hunt it anywhere I see it.  People, be cautious with your food items, put them in a secure place, and always make sure your pots are tightly covered.


wow so you too dey kill a living thing wow wow wow
Posted: at 5-12-2022 12:50 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master
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- Ify_david at 6-12-2022 09:08 AM (1 month ago)
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According to Animal Diversity Web, a database run by the University of Michigan in the US, “geckos are non-venomous and harmless to humans”.

An invasive animal risk assessment by the Australian Department of Agriculture and Fisheries also said the wall gecko “does not present a threat to human safety”. – Motunrayo Joel

Further investigation is needed to unravel the cause of deaths.
Posted: at 6-12-2022 09:08 AM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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