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Police Arrest Man Over Ogoja Food Poisoning

Channels Television  
Updated March 25, 2017

Police Arrest Man Over Ogoja Food PoisoningPolice have arrested and begun interrogating a man suspected to have masterminded the food poisoning that led to the death of a couple (the food vendors), in Ogoja, Cross River State.

The suspect, identified as Paul Agbor, was believed to have intentionally poisoned the food, as a way of getting back at people in the community.

Channels Television gathered that while 46 people ate the food, three others were taken to a private hospital, and the other 41, who were being treated at the General Hospital Ogoja, have been discharged.

In an earlier remark, the Cross River State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Inyang Asibong, described the incident as a disaster.

Dr. Asibong said the symptoms displayed by the victims include vomiting, foaming in the mouth, body weakness and spitting of blood.

“My Ministry is on top of the situation to find out the root cause of this occurrence and has dispatched a team made up of epidemiologists, doctors, community health workers and other related health staff to the affected communities.

“The team of experts are to ascertain the real situation on ground and offer immediate medical assistance to all those affected,” she said.