One Dead, Five In Critical Condition After Consuming Contaminated Cassava Flour In Ogbomoso – YabaLeftOnline

In a heartbreaking turn of events, one person has tragically passed away, and five others are in critical condition after consuming a meal of Amala, prepared with contaminated cassava flour instead of yam flour, in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

The incident unfolded on the evening of February 28, in the Temidire Atoyebi area along Ajaawa Road.

The affected family, consisting of a grandmother identified as Mrs. Victoria Paul Adewole, her four children, and a granddaughter, consumed the meal and soon began experiencing discomfort.

Their distress prompted concerned neighbors to intervene, swiftly rushing them to a private hospital located in the Ogbomoso Baptist High School area.

Tragically, the granddaughter did not survive.

The family was subsequently transferred to the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, where medical professionals are currently battling to save the lives of the remaining family members.

According to an undisclosed source, it was revealed that the family resorted to grinding cassava peels as a substitute for yam or cassava flour due to financial constraints.

Professor Olawale Olakulehin, the Chief Medical Director of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, confirmed the incident, stating that four out of the five family members are responding to treatment.

However, one member remains in critical condition.



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