Female Student Dies Of Suspected Food Poisoning

Filed in EDUCATION NEWS by on August 19, 2015 0 Comments

The family of Oluwakemi has been thrown into mourning following the death of their daughter, who was said to have died after visiting her brother-in-law in an unidentified area in Lagos.

Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine gathered that the 23-year-old lady, identified only as Oluwakemi, was found on Sunday foaming in the mouth, after which she died in a hospital.

Our correspondent learnt that Oluwakemi, who was said to be a student of a polytechnic in Oyo State, had come to Capacci, Mowe, Ogun State, two weeks ago to stay with a friend for a church convention.

It was gathered that when the convention was over, Oluwakemi said she would be visiting her brother-in-law in an unidentified area in Lagos before returning to the campus.

Our correspondent learnt that Oluwakemi went on the visit on Saturday, but came back to complain about headache.

On Sunday when the friend and neighbours left the house for the church, Oluwakemi reportedly stayed behind.

Our correspondent gathered that the lady was, however, met foaming in the mouth by afternoon. She was then rushed to the Redeemed Health Centre, Mowe, where she later died.

The matter was said to have been reported at the Redeemed Police Division, Mowe.

A resident, who identified herself only as Mama Afeez, said Oluwakemi might have died from suspected food poisoning.

She said, “The girl did not stay in this area. She came from Oyo State to stay with a friend who was attending a church convention. When the convention was over, she said she would be visiting the husband of her sister in Lagos. So, she went on Saturday.

“It was when she came back that she started complaining about stomach upset and headache. On Sunday morning, she could not follow others to the church. She slept inside the room. But when everyone returned, she was found foaming in the mouth. She was rushed to the hospital, where she died.

“The family members have come from Ibadan to take her corpse.”

Our correspondent learnt that the family had requested the lady’s corpse from the police for burial.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident. He added that the case was reported as sudden death.

He said, “The case was reported, but the police are not investigating anything because no foul play was suspected. The family members have come to the police to take the corpse for burial.”

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