18-year-old girl reportedly poisons her guardian in Ogun
Tope Fasanya, an eighteen-year-old Senior Secondary School student, was apprehended by men from the Ogun State Police Command for attempting to kill her guardian, Mrs. Esther Bada, with poisoned food.
According to a statement issued by State Command Police Public Relations Officer Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect, Tope, was nabbed after the victim said that she was offered food by her maid and soon after eating the food, she had severe stomach pain and became uncomfortable.
Oyeyemi said, “When the pain was becoming so severe, she called the maid to eat the remaining food but she refused”
“This made her suspect foul play on the part of the maid”.
“Upon the report, the victim was taken to Owode Egba General Hospital, from where she was referred to Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta for proper medical treatment. The suspect was subsequently arrested”.
“On interrogation, the suspect initially denied and she was transferred to homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department, where she made a confessional statement that she actually added rat poison substance to the victim’s food”.
According to early investigations, the suspect has lived with the lady since she was in primary school, and the woman was her class teacher at the time.
Oyeyemi added that, “Following the death of her father, the victim volunteered to assist the girl by taking her to live in her house and from there going 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 caring person, said that she only wanted to return to her mother and she can only do that if her guardian is no more”.
Lanre Bankole, the State Commissioner of Police, has ordered that the suspect be charged in court as soon as the investigation is complete.