Couple die mysteriously after a meal of pigeon pea

A sumptuous dinner has reportedly sent a couple to their grave in Arigidi Akoko in Akoko North-West Local Government area of Ondo State.

The death of a Primary School teacher, Alhaji Awogbemi Akadiri and Busili Awogbemi, according to sources, occurred early Monday morning.

It was gathered that the deceased, on that faithful night, ate pigeon pea with pap for dinner before they both retired to bed but did not wake up the following day.

Awogbemi, aged 55, was until his death a member of Nasfat Islamic organisation and a teacher at HolyRosaryPrimary School in the town.

A neighbour to the deceased who spoke in confidence said: “Nobody could believe what happened because on Sunday, we saw both of them hale and hearty and there was no sign that such a thing would happen. It is still a mystery to everybody in the town.“

The source said it was the wife that prepared the dinner for the family. But sources could not confirm if other members of the family partook in the dinner.

The corpses of the couple have been deposited at the specialist hospital in Ikare.

Contacted, the state Police command image maker, Wole Ogodo, confirmed the death of the couple, adding, however, that police were still investigating the matter.

He said nobody had been arrested.