Wedding guests drugged, 2 died, 19 hospitalized in Katsina
Two Died During Wedding Ceremony At Mani LGA, Katsina State
On 04/04/2020 at about 18:00hrs, a distress call was received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Mani Division that one Musa Suleiman, m, aged 25yrs of Ali Yaba village, Mani LGA of Katsina state conspired along with one Shafa’atu Sirajo, aged 20yrs of the same address and administered a noxious substance, known in Hausa as “ZAQAMI” in the food that was served to the guests in a wedding ceremony.
Consequently, nineteen persons that ate the food fell ill and became unconscious.
The DPO and team evacuated the victims to Mani General Hospital for treatment.
Two of the victims Bilkisu Surajo, f, 20yrs and Ibrahim Sani, aged 13yrs both of Niger Republic were confirmed died by the attending physician while the rest admitted for treatment.
Suspects Musa Suleiman and Shafa’atu Sirajo have been arrested and confessed to the commission of the offence.
Investigation is ongoing.