The Ogun State Police Command has made an arrest of an 18-year-old Student identified as Tope Fasanya, for allegedly poisoning the food of one, Mrs Esther Bada who is a Guardian to her.
The suspect was arrested by the State Police after a complaint was lodged by the Victim to the police.
A statement by Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Tuesday revealed That the Victim said she was served food by her maid and after eating the meal, she felt a sharp pain in her stomach and became uncomfortable. Which prompted her to call on the maid to finish the remnant of the food which she refused.
The maid’s refusal to eat the remaining food made Mrs Esther to suspect she might have been poisoned.
Oyeyemi said “Upon the report, the victim was quickly taken to the Owode-Egba General Hospital, from where she was referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, for proper medical treatment. The suspect was subsequently arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect initially denied and was transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
“On getting there, she made a confessional statement that she actually added rat poison to the victim’s food.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had been living with the woman since she was in primary three, and the woman was her class teacher then.
“Following the death of her father, the victim volunteered to help the girl by taking her to live in her house, and from there she could go to school on her bill.
“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 she only wanted to return to her mother and she could only do that if her guardian was no more.”
Oyeyemi then concluded that the state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had directed that the suspect be arraigned at the end of police investigation.