The Katsina Police Command has confirmed that two persons have died, while 19 others were taken to a hospital, after being drugged at a wedding ceremony in the state capital.
According to the police, the police division in Mani, received a distress call on April 4, 2020, at about 6.00pm, that one Musa Suleiman, 25, of Ali Yaba village, Mani Local Government Area of the state, conspired with one Shafa’atu Sirajo, 20, of the same address, and administered a noxious substance, known in Hausa as “ZAQAMI” in the food that was served to guests at a wedding ceremony.
Consequently, 21 persons that ate the food fell ill and became unconscious, Katsina Post reports.
Police said a team dispatched to the scene evacuated the victims to Mani General Hospital for treatment.
However, two of the victims; Bilkisu Surajo, 20, and Ibrahim Sani, 13, both of Niger Republic, were confirmed died by the doctor, while the rest were admitted for treatment.
The suspects, who have been arrested, confessed to the crime.
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The command said investigation is still ongoing on the matter.