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3 relatives die after eating ‘poisoned’ food in Akwa Ibom

Police retrieved the bodies of two sisters and a 7-year-old

Three family members died after eating a plate of rice and stew and going to bed, police in Akwa Ibom have confirmed.
The incident happened at the residence of the deceased at Obio Etoi, near the Nest of Champions International Stadium, Akwa Ibom police spokesperson SP Odiko Macdon said in a statement on Monday.
Odiko who mentioned the victims as UduakObong aged 30, Blessing  aged 18 and UduakObong’s 7 years old daughter, said investigations have started on the case.
“The Command has removed the lifeless bodies and commenced investigation on the cause of death of the two sisters identified as UduakObong aged 30, Blessing aged 18 and UduakObong’s 7-year-old daughter at their residence at Obio Etoi, near the Nest of Champions International Stadium.
“Preliminary findings show that they ate rice and stew before going to bed the previous night of the sad incident,” he said.
While condoling with the family of the deceased, the Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, has vowed to spare no resources in determining the cause of the death.