The Ebonyi State Police Command on Monday confirmed the death of a 100-year-old woman and three other family members, who died as result of alleged food poisoning.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident while speaking with DAILY POST in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State.
She noted that the command received such mysterious information with a heavy heart, adding that the corpses of the said victims have been deposited at Matter Hospital located at Afikpo North local Government Area of the state.
“The death of the said persons was as a result of food poisoning. A family of four at Amachara village at Afikpo North LGA was discovered dead on their bed inside their room.
“We sent a team of police officers to the area and discovered that the said family of four ate their last meal and gave up. The victims included a woman of over one hundred year and another elderly of over seventy years and two others.
“Their bodies have been deposited at the Matter Hospital and autopsy will be conducted to ascertain the real cause of their death.
“We urge people to always check the type of food they want to eat to avoid this kind of mysterious death,” she warned.