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Woman & 3 Daughters Die After Eating Poisoned Eba & Okro Soup In Imo State

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June 1st, 2013 – 1st Food Poisoning Death Of 2013 Recorded In Imo State Nigeria; Woman & 3 Daughters Die After Eba & Okro Soup Meal

Woman & 3 Daughters Die After Eating Poisoned Eba & Okro Soup In Imo State Nigeria

Calamity struck the community of Umueze, Egbelu Nguru, in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State yesterday, when a middle widow, Mrs. Gladys Nwosu and her three daughters died after a meal of okro soup and eba. Also, the deceased’s two daughters, who also ate the food, are now lying ill at the Ngor Okpala General Hospital.

Saturday  Sun gathered that  the late Mrs. Nwosu and her five children woke up yesterday morning and started their daily chores, when suddenly the children complained of stomach ache.  Sources said that the late Mrs. Nwosu had rushed the children, who were already writhing in pain to the Cherubim and Seraphim Church, fearing that they may be under demonic attack.

When their condition deteriorated, they were rushed to the Ngor Okpala General Hospital, where they were confirmed dead. Hours later, it was gathered, the deceased widow began to shout that her stomach was on fire and was rushed to the same hospital by neighbours. She also died at the hospital. It was gathered that the deceased children are Chinelo Nwosu, a 23-year-old final year student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Amaka Nwosu, a primary school pupil and Ijeoma Nwosu, who just finished secondary education.

The two other children now on admission at Umuneke General Hospital, are Njideka Nwosu (18) and Chidera Nwosu (20).  Mr. Patrick Okere,  a kinsman  of the deceased, who expressed deep shock  over the tragedy, confirmed that the deceased initially took the children to her church for prayers, thinking that it was a demonic attack.

He stated that while at the church, the situation got worse and the children were taken to the general hospital where they were confirmed dead of food poisoning by the medical doctor. Meanwhile, when Saturday Sun visited, the compound of the deceased was deserted.

[From GEORGE ONYEJIUWA, Owerri, Saturday Sun]



  1. myles

    June 1, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    imo! always on the news for bizarre and tragic incidents, God help that state o.

  2. Austin

    June 1, 2013 at 1:53 PM


  3. Sammychuks

    June 1, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Devil’s work, God help my family 4rm dis disgrace death Amen

  4. Doris

    June 1, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Na wa o,may their soul rest in perfect peace,GOD should intervane in imo state

  5. Sheddy

    June 1, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Igbo people una 2 they kill una self,exply bcuz of inheritance,may the soul of this widor and her children distub the killers until they repent,in jesus name.

  6. uwaigbe ernest

    June 1, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    Dis world is wicked.GOD pls dont let d rest two 2 die o

  7. Victoria Akpabio

    June 1, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Who is dis idiot dat do such tink 2d innocent woman & her tr3 children pls jst kno dat God his sef has cin u & he wil rwrd u Amen!!!!

  8. t BOY

    June 1, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    the world is advancing from bad to worst…may jehovah help us

  9. Gabriel

    June 1, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Oh Father, pls help our world. Dis is the kind of wickedness am talking about,I pray the pepertrators of the act will be 4 their evil someday.

  10. Chi

    June 2, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    What a world!!! Whatever dier crime was. May God save d remainin 2 nd grand dem d fortitudeto bear dis loss. God have mercy ooo.

  11. Robby

    June 2, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    Always bad news 4rm IMO state….. Why?….

  12. Okwukwe okeke

    June 2, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    May God have mercy on his world in Jesus name aman

  13. Lukman

    June 2, 2013 at 6:54 AM

    Is dis life going or coming to an end, o ga o, dis life self full of wicked people

  14. Dan

    June 2, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Dis is indeed tragic.Lord take control of Ur people from every evil

  15. idez

    June 2, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    D oda day, na family wey do dia grandma burial die insyd rum, 2dy na family wey eat poisond fud, all in imo, d culprits shud b xpctin dia own misserable death 2.

  16. Chiboy

    June 2, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    what a wicked world wat is d gain of d person dat kill dis woman & her children may God help us in dis world.

  17. Makelele

    June 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Nawa for wicked souls..who are involvd in dis act

  18. funmilayo

    June 2, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    wat a painful death,death wat a painful nd heart.

  19. mordi victor uche

    June 2, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    May God expose de perpetrator of dis wicked act.

  20. jacquiline

    June 2, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Hey…pls may God purnish dese culprits IJN ….Amen

  21. amaka

    June 3, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    what is really wrong with this our state, the other day it was a big tree fell on 50 people and all died, family that came to celebrate with their grandma all died in the night, now it is okro soup killing mother and children, God na for ur hand my family dey oooo.

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