Death by Amala: Mother, three children die after meal

A mother and her three children have reportedly died in Isua-Akoko, Akoko South East local government area of Ondo State after the family of nine allegedly took a meal of yam flour [Amala]
A source said the incident occurred to the family of Mr. Abiloye Folorunso in Ward seven area of the town.

According to the spokesman of the family, Adesina Ayodeji ,the family bought the Amala flour from Isua Market and prepared it for their meal on the fateful day.

Ayodeji said that shortly after taking the Amala, the nine member of the family who ate it became unconscious and they were immediately rushed to the Local Government Health Centre by neighbours where first-aid treatment was administered to them.

However, all efforts to revive them proved abortive as one of the children died at the Health Centre

It was also gathered that on the same day, when the situation was not improving, they were rushed to the State Specialist Hospital, Ikare-Akoko before being rushed again to a private hospital where they were attended. However, one of them died.

The victims were later referred to the Federal Medical Centre [FMC], Owo for renal diagnosis as the poison was said to have damaged their intestine and kidneys.

The family later decided to seek the face of God as they were taken to a church, Restoration Tabernacle Church in Isua –Akoko where their mother and another son died.

Reacting to the incident, the Chairman of Akoko South East Local Government ,Olusola Agbi empathized with the family of Mr Folorunso .

Also, the Acting Director of Local Government Administration, Pastor Adesugba prayed that God’s presence would not depart from the remaining five members of the family.

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