Preliminary investigations indicate that the family members had been eating from the same yam flour in the past weeks and that the poison could have been in the stew.
Three people have been reported dead after reportedly eating amala in Ibokun, Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State on Friday, October 27.
Daily Post reports that the trio reportedly died from suspected food poisoning.
According to the reports, a source in town who pleaded anonymity, said about eight people consumed the meal.
The source added that four of them are still in the hospital, critically ill.
Daily Post reports that the bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Osun State General Hospital morgue at Asubiaro in Osogbo, for further medical investigation.
The Commissioner of Health in the state, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, when contacted over the case, said that there was no cause for alarm as all efforts are being geared towards finding out the real cause of the deaths.
He added that preliminary investigations indicate that the family members had been eating from the same yam flour in the past weeks and that the poison in the food could have been in the stew.
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