Ten [10] persons die as suspected back-to-sender charm allegedly turns poison

10 people have allegedly slumped and died some hours after having their dinner on Monday evening in Gwanara district, in Kwara North Senatorial District of Kwara State.

It was gathered that the victims died after eating a meal suspected to have been poisoned by the charm allegedly given to them by one herbalist identified as Musa, which resulted into stomach pain and unconsciousness.

The incident occurred at about 11:00pm at the camp of the head of Fulanis in Biogberu in Gwanara district.

Speaking on the incident, a security source said that the charm that was given to them by the herbalist was called back to sender. He however, said that the charm was not used accurately the way the herbalist told them to use it.

He further said, “4 among them whose cases were serious at first were taken to Taberu hospital, a boundary to the Republic of Benin but later died.”

“The remaining 6 victims out of which were children within the ages of 5 and 8 years, including a man and woman of 40 and 37 years, that were referred to Bukari Kawo Memorial Hospital, Gwanara, equally died on Tuesday morning at about 6:00am, “he said.

He said that the matter is currently being handled by the Kwara State Police, Gwanara Division. According to him, they are looking for the said herbalist that gave them the charm.

Meanwhile, the Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, when contacted, confirmed the case. He however, said the command will put out a statement at a later date.

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