Tears flowed like a river because the stays of 4 siblings who died from suspected meals poisoning have been laid to relaxation in Umukonu Umuagu Ohuhu in Umuahia North Native Authorities Space of Abia State.
The deceased comprising three males and one feminine, Kelechi, 12, Sunday, 10, Oluomachi, eight (feminine) and Kingsley (three) have been buried on Saturday, September 18.
The siblings, all kids of Chibuzo and Chioma Ikwunze have been reportedly spending their third time period vacation within the dwelling of 1 Sunday Ugba, their shut household good friend at Umueze Ibeku, Umuahia North LGA when the incident occurred.
The youngsters’s dad and mom
The youngsters and Mr Ugba together with two members of his household died after consuming Suya with fruit juice on August twenty fourth, 2021.
Household sources, nevertheless, stated that the outcomes of the post-mortem carried out on them have been nonetheless being awaited.
muahia Federal Constituency of Abia) and the President-Basic of Ohuhu Improvement Union, Chief Obi Aguocha, attended the service
Talking on the tragedy earlier this month, Mr Ikwunze, an artisan, disclosed that his kids have been common friends of the Ogbas in Umueze have been they often spent their vacation season.
He stated the late Ogba, who hails from Apañu Merchandise, Bende LGA, has been an in depth household good friend for the previous 20 years as each households had lived collectively at quantity 17 Ozuitem avenue extension earlier than the Ogba’s relocated to their very own home in Umueze.
In accordance with Mr Ikwunze, the late Ogba, had on Tuesday twenty fourth August, introduced dwelling the fruit Juice and the suya which later led to the deaths of three Members of the Ogba household and 4 members of the Ikwunze’s the next day.
“It was on Thursday final two weeks that my good friend referred to as Mr Sunday Ogba (Late) requested me to convey my kids at his residence in Umueze for a vacation simply as my kids usually do after college interval which I did on Friday final two weeks,” he narrated.
“The late Sunday and I’ve identified ourselves for the previous 20 years having lived collectively at quantity 17 Ozuitem avenue extension earlier than he constructed his personal home at Umueze. He hails from Apañu Merchandise in Bende LGA.
“I and my wife have been getting back from my workshop in Umuahia city, once we noticed Mr Sunday Ogba shopping for suya at Uwalaka by Okigwe highway in Umuahia however earlier than we might get to him, he drove off together with his automotive.
“It was the next day, twenty fifth being Wednesday, which I would like to name Black Wednesday that I acquired a name that the person, Sunday Ogba is lifeless, I couldn’t imagine. I referred to as my wife who was making ready to go for August assembly, she equally expressed disbelief and steered that we instantly go to their residence in Umueze and discover out issues for ourselves.
“I summoned braveness and referred to as again the one that knowledgeable me of the unhappy information to get extra particulars and was advised that my 4 kids have been additionally lifeless. On listening to that, we rushed to Umueze the place we met a mammoth crowd together with the Nigerian Police and it was there I confirmed that my 4 kids have been no extra
“Info that I received from one of many surviving relation of the late Sunday Ogba, who occurs to be his daughter, stated her father introduced the Suya and three packets of Juice out of which one was given to my children to share, the opposite was given to the person’s kids to share whereas the late Sunday consumed the remaining one together with his wife
“She stated that after consuming the Suya and Fruit Juice, my kids requested for boiled yam which was cooked and equally consumed with purple oil by the whole family
“I used to be advised that my second youngster beginning crying, complaining of dizziness and later began vomiting of which the wife of the deceased Sunday cleaned up her vomit. After that, different family members began reacting the identical approach and needed to drink palm oil. Mrs Ogba Sunday from what i heard slumped on the passage on her technique to take her tub and the next morning it was found that members of their household together with my kids have been all lifeless.”