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Police nab Beninese for alleged poisoning Osun couple

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
08 October 2021   |   2:53 am
Osun police command have arrested a 13-year old Beninese, for allegedly poisoning a couple, Pastor Eso Michael and his wife, Deaconess Oluwafisayo Deborah Eso in Osun State.

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Osun police command have arrested a 13-year old Beninese, for allegedly poisoning a couple, Pastor Eso Michael and his wife, Deaconess Oluwafisayo Deborah Eso in Osun State.
 
The couple, aged 55 and 50 respectively were found dead in their dining space within their sitting room last Friday, under suspicious circumstances.

 
The prime suspect, who was their house help, has been detained by the Police for further investigation.
 
The command through the Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, said it has begun investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of the couple.
 
He promised to make the results of the autopsies public and allow justice to prevail.
 
Meanwhile, the remains of the deceased were yesterday, buried after a solemn service by their church, Last Days Deliverance Miracle Ministry, Agbala Irapada, Ilesa. 
   
Family members and neighbours of the couple believed to have died of food poisoning, wailed uncontrollably when their remains were interred at their Ireti Ayo, Ilesa residence.
 
Sympathisers, who thronged the burial venue couldn’t hold back tears. They described the untimely death of the couple who they described as easy going, hardworking and God-fearing as unfortunate.

One of the deceased’s neighbours said they were hale and hearty before going to bed that fateful day, urging the police to unravel the cause of their death.

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