According to the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hosea Karma, he stated that the six (6) siblings who died in Ekwulumili community in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State some weeks ago, was not poisoned as earlier reported.
“Nobody killed them. They died after eating jollof rice and beans. One of the children first complained of runny stomach before giving up. So, nobody killed them. He said.
“Our suspicion is that the beans might be contaminated by preservative chemical. He added.
Karma made this statement on telephone when he spoke with Punch correspondent. He noted that the parent of the children who spoke to them did not tell them that their children were poisoned or that someone killed them. He said that the mother of the children in her statement said that they died after eating the food she cooked and served them by herself.
“The parents of the children, who spoke with us, did not tell us that anybody poisoned or killed their children. “The mother of the children told us that the children died after eating a meal she cooked by herself and served to her children by herself.
“So why should we start arresting people on the issue when the parents of the children have not said they were suspecting that somebody poisoned their food or killed their children?
“The six children died after eating their mother’s food.”