A16-year-old girl identified as Favour was on Thursday, July 22, forced to carry a dead child on her back for hours after she was accused of allegedly feeding the dead child with a poison leaf known as ‘Gegemu’.
The incident took place in Kiagbodo, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta.
According to grassroot reporters, the child, identified as 6-year-old Friday Okoko was rushed to General Hospital, Kiagbodo, where he was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.
It is not independently clear whether the said leaf was responsible for the death of the child, but the family of the child believes their child died from complications arising from the ingestion of the leaf.
A brother of the deceased who spoke on condition of anonymity said the child fell ill a few weeks ago and was rushed to the hospital where he was treated and discharged, but fell ill again on Thursday morning. He added that before his brother died, he told them that the accused (Favour), gave him the poisonous leaf to eat.
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