Two arrested for poisoning wedding guests, killing 2, hospitalizing 17

Two persons have been confirmed dead from suspected food poisoning at a wedding in Mani, #KatsinaState.

The State Police command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, said: “On April 4, 2020, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mani Division, received a complaint that one Musa Suleiman, 25, 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 in 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.”

Two of the victims: Bilkisu Surajo, 20, and Ibrahim Sani, 13, were confirmed dead by the attending physician, while the remaining victims were admitted for treatment.

The command has arrested the two suspects, who would be arraigned in court on conclusion of investigation.

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