In what looks like fables in unbelievable manners yesterday enveloped Ubulu-nor Community, Delta State, when a four family members were allegedly killed in suspected food poison, making security agents to swung into investigations to uncover the mystery behind their death.
Reports said that the victims of inexplicable death were seen bubbling at the New Year watch night eve where hundreds of persons within and outside the community were seen jostling to catch the glimpse of church services before the New Year day.
It was reliably gathered that the victims had returned from their various visitations and retired to bed.
Sources said that the victims’ death was noticed at about 2:30pm when their peer groups visited their house to invite them for a village party said to have been organised by the youths in the community. But this was not to be when the four persons between the ages of 21, 22, 23 and 24 were allegedly noticed with white foam emitting from their mouths.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Celetsina Kalu when contacted denied of such incident, assuring that she was going to investigate the report before getting back to the press. A police officer in the area, who did not want his name in the print, however confirmed that the security agents in the area have commenced a full scale investigation to uncover the circumstances that led to their untimely death.
A relation of one of the victims, one Ogbueshi Stephen said, “we family members have suspected that the victims were poisoned because of the white foam that was coming out of their mouths. At the watch night day, they were bubbling with lives and I do not imagine how come they retired to sleep and did not wake up until it was discovered at 2:30pm.”
With the death of the youths, palpable tension and fear of the unknown have enveloped the community and neighbouring communities with its residents calling for proper investigation into their death.