By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Kwara State Police Command has disclosed that 10 members of the same family have died after consuming a local herbal mixture purported to be the cure for foot infection.
The Command stated this in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ajayi Okasanmi on Wednesday.
“On 22/6/2021 at about 0700hrs, one Ibrahim Bonnie ‘m’ aged 22 years of Fulani camp Biogberu, via Gwanara, reported at the police station that on 18/6/2021, one Okosi Musa ‘m’ age 35years and one Worugura Junlin ‘m’ an adult, came to his mother by name Pennia Bonni ‘f’ aged 40years of same Fulani camp who was having a foot infection, with a local herbal mixture purported to be the cure for her ailment.
“She was also 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 dieing one after the other. At the last count, 10 members including the infected-legged mother died.
“The Commissioner of Police, 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 advised sick members of the public to seek medical solution in recognized medical homes spread across the length and breadth of the state to avoid ugly incidents of this nature,” the statement said.
It added that the suspects would have their day in court at the conclusion of investigation.