Monday, October 22, 2012

6 Dead, 60 Hospitalised After Eating Poisoned Meat in Enugu


No fewer than six people have been reported dead and over 60 hospitalized in Amegu village, Ede-Oballa in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State following an alleged poisoning of pork meat they took at a funeral ceremony.

According to reports from Ede-Oballa, more than 60 guests developed severe stomach problems after the funeral ceremony, prompting their immediate hospitalization. Investigation by Sunday Sun showed that all the popular hospitals in the university town of Nsukka including the Catholic Mission- Bishop Shanahan have been flooded with the victims who were said to be in critical conditions. A woman was said to be the first casualty of the meat poisoning followed by three girls while it was feared that two others who are not natives of the community also died. Click to continue reading.


It was gathered that a pig farmer who sold the infected animal to a woman (name withheld) who hosted the funeral, was in police net. Hospital sources expressed apprehension over the survival of the victims, saying they ought to have been rushed to the hospital same night. “In a situation like this, victims should be rushed to the hospital promptly for early stomach wash”, said a hospital source. The source however said frantic efforts are being made to save the lives of the victims Another reliable source suspected that guests at the funeral might have been served the meat of a dead pig injected by a veterinary doctor.

The source said the owner of the pig (name withheld) had lied to the woman that the pig fell into a ditch. Apparently due to the intimidating size of the pig and its relative cheapness, the woman quickly entered a bargain and bought the meat not knowing it was sick and had been treated recently by a veterinary doctor who also advised that in the event of its death, the animal should be buried. A source quoted the doctor who has been quizzed by the police as saying that he advised the pig farmer to bury the animal if it died within three weeks of the injection.

The tragic incident has caused tension in Nsukka zone where pigs are used at funeral ceremonies as an imperative and status symbol. It was gathered that since the incident, guests at burial ceremonies in the area have been avoiding pork. This has created problems for pig farmers who have lost patronage due to the tragedy.

Our reporter could not reach the veterinary doctor at the time of filing this report. A senior police officer attached to the Nsukka Urban Police Command said that some of the guests and the pig farmer were helping the police in their investigation.

-Daily SUN

36 comments:

  1. Wow wow!!..so pathetic!!and more painful is d death of the non-natives who merely came to commiserate wt d family of d deceased..ppple like cheap tns die..d woman go buy animal wey don already die..penny wise,pound foolish

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  2. Chineke NNam o....Chei only God can save o

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  3. My people with Pork meat , They will do anything for that meat ----- and palm wine .I hope next time they will thread with caution .May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

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  4. All because of Greed!

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  5. Early stomach Wash? I'm sure there's an appropriate name for this procedure.

    My sympathies to the family of the victims

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  6. May God save us

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  7. Na wa ooo. This is serious. Cheap food na poison.
    Nigerians are wicked tho,why sell a sick animal bcos of money. The ppl who prepared the food,didnt they see the organs of the animal when it was butchered?

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  8. @mama somtee
    yes o,I'm tired of all these mishaps that happen especially when people go for burials n stuffs..see the one that happened along the lagos-ore road.

    didn't know pork meat was that popular with nigerians,cause most nigerians avoided it before and only used it as a second alternative if they could not afford beef,guess times have changed...i don't know why but i just naturally dislike pork in whatever form right from when i was young they even gave me without my knowledge and i vomitted it till today i don't eat bacon or ham.

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    1. Lucabracee still saying "stuffs"
      even after several corrections
      Aaaaarrrggghhhhh dude wtf?
      What part of it's STUFF don't
      u effin understand?

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    2. Luca baby, u live in uk but so current naija happenstance.
      I just bow for u

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  9. Igbo people and money!

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    1. May Tunda french-kiss u for mentioning igbo pple

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  10. Ladun's biggest fan22 October, 2012 14:58

    Mama Somtee; never heard of this tradition. Is it just in the Nsukka area? Any other areas? Port meat of all things to love.

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  11. Ladun's biggest fan22 October, 2012 14:59

    Pork*

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  12. If the woman didn't eat from that meat, she should be made to eat a basin full of it. Idiot woman.

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  13. Okoro boys too like money. Chai. They always choose money over life. Its really a pity.

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    1. happyhausabunny22 October, 2012 20:56

      What bullshit did you write now ehn!

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  14. you that are not ibo doesn't like money. tribalistic idiots the lot of you.

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  15. Atenuje things. You give a sane person give her guests pork without duly informing them. What hpned to oku Eko and chicken? Abi na by force to cook?

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  16. so much for whoever did that

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  17. Pig is an an unclean animal.D bible forbids eatin it,likewise the koran.Its a pity dat d so called born again people eat it.Read ur bibles o.Lev.11,Deut 14

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    1. Sad that people ignore certain parts of the bible. Such filthy animal.

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    2. It's sad that the pair of you who claim to read the bible did not actually study the new testament which says nothing is unclean. Go back n study ur bible! Do not wait for me to give you chapter n verse cos dis na your homework! The arrival of Christ was the best thing to happen to ua all.

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  18. Yes it 's like a traditional delicacy eaten in Nusukka , they relish the meat oooh , this Christmas is what they are going to be eating all over the place .
    Me I like pork in any form ati bacon oooh , sausage oooh bring it on.

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  19. Ladun's biggest fan23 October, 2012 16:07

    Anon 23 October, 2012 06:38 and Tosin Smith didn't Jesus come to give us grace which wipes out those things? For Christians, I think not eating pork is a personal choice. The Old testament says do not eat unclean animals and states them. The New Testament says otherwise. Where? Search for it.

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  20. theres some sort of taboo attached to it so no one is allowed to breed pigs in whatever shape or form in my village

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    1. Luca or watever u call urself, if ur pple do not breed pigs, is bcos dey are too fetish, go ask ur father next time u visit naija frm ur obodo naija why dey dnt breed pigs. Mr diaspora.

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  21. @anon05;31
    loooooool,i travel to naija like twice a year now sometimes more in 2009,2010 i was in naija like 4 times each of those years

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  22. @luca,wey my luca naw?????????????????????

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    1. Eheh! Wats wrong with dis one?

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  23. LBF don't mind them o! quoting from what they do not know about! You can eat whatever you want to eat as a xtain! Paul said all things are for us to eat! even the ones that have been offered to idols! As a xtain u get Odeshi! He only said you be mindful of what you eat and where less you let others who are weak in the faith stumble!
    Chop anything even snake! hehehehe! Na u get your mouth!
    I just cannot be paid to eat pork! even all those fatty intestines I no dey chop! After Fish and beef and poultry, I'm good to go!

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  24. 4got to add Pomo and Shaki *winks*

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  25. @anon 02;17
    you must be a very rude uncouth individual without basic manners..
    im not sure what part of the world you are from but i hope you r cultured and learned enough to know that it is totally rude and showing a lack of home training to send me to my father..

    the fact that ladun in her own peculiar reasons best known to herself feels these sort of comments where people cast aspersions on parents is ok on her blog does not excuse you making ignorantly hollow abrasive comments.

    i know there are quite a number of you ppl here who have the same mind set and who ladun the enabler allows to abuse or cast aspersions on parents yet won't publish celebrity's personal details.. i really really hope this ll blow up in ladun's face one of these days because this is honestly getting absurd

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