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Three Siblings Caught Selling ‘Poisonous Beans’ To Members Of The Public

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According to a report by Punch, these three siblings were arrested by the police in Lagos after they were caught selling poisonous beans to members of the public on Adenekan Street, Alagbado area of the state.

It was learnt that the traders – Faith Ogbona, Chidioke Ogbona and Sunday Ogbona – were arrested by the police, after being alerted by a woman, who caught Chidioke applying Sniper, an insecticide, on the beans.

The police said 41-year-old Faith had wanted to influence his brothers’ release by allegedly offering the divisional police officer a N500,000 bribe, which the latter rejected.

The suspects, who hail from Ebonyi State, were paraded with some bags of the “poisonous beans” and some bottles of Snipers recovered from the shop. Chidioke, 18, said he wanted to preserve the beans with the insecticide to prevent it from being infested with insects.

He said he deduced his “preservation method” from the use of Sniper to kill rodents. On his part, Faith said: “In Maiduguri, if my suppliers wanted to preserve beans, they put DD Force or Sniper in water and spray it on the beans.

It will be stored for about three or six months, depending on the quantity of chemicals applied. I have never mixed beans with chemicals, but I have been buying the one with chemicals from Maiduguri. If it is stored for a long time, it is not dangerous for human consumption.”

The state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.



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