Men from the Ogun State Police Command have apprehended an eighteen-year-old senior secondary school student for allegedly attempting to kill her guardian, Mrs. Esther Bada, by poisoning her meals.
OGUN STATE, NIGERIA – The culprit, Tope Fasanya, was nabbed when the victim complained that she was offered food by her maid and instantly felt a terrible stomach pain and became quite uncomfortable after eating the food.
According to the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi;
“When the pain was becoming so severe, she called the maid to come and eat the remaining food but she refused. This made her to suspect foul play on the part of the maid. Upon the report, the victim was quickly taken to Owode Egba general hospital, from where she was referred to Federal Medical Centre Abeokuta for proper medical treatment. The suspect was subsequently arrested.
On interrogation, the suspect initially denied and she was transferred to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department. On getting there, she made a confessional statement that she actually added rat poison substance to the victim’s food.”
According to the police spokesman, early investigations indicated that the suspect had lived with the lady since she was in primary school, and the woman was her class teacher at the time.
Following her father’s death, the victim offered to aid the daughter by inviting her to live with her and funding her education.
“It was the victim that sponsored the suspect’s education up till her present class. When asked why she decided to kill her benefactor, the suspect who described the victim as a very caring person said that she only wanted to return to her mother and she can only do that if her guardian is no more.” Oyeyemi added
CP Lanre Bankole, the commissioner of police, has ordered that the suspect be arraigned in court as soon as the inquiry is completed.