Assemblies of God Pastor, Six Others Die after Suya, Fruit Juice Meal in Abia

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Assemblies of God Church, Abia State has lost one of its deacons in a tragic incident. Deacon Sunday Ugba died after consuming a meal of suya and fruit juice. According to News Agency of Nigeria, he died alongside six other persons in his house.

The Abia Government has urged everyone to be calm over the sad event that occurred on Monday. Ugba’s wife reportedly ate from the suya and is presently receiving medical treatment.

In a statement released on Tuesday by the Commissioner for Information in Abia, Okiyi Kalu, he pleaded with the relatives of the victims to be calm. The spokesperson for the Police Command in Abia, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna also added that investigations are presently ongoing.

 “We wish to call for calm and patience to enable relevant medical authorities to properly determine the cause of the death of the seven persons. Investigations have commenced,” Kalu said.

Meanwhile, the commissioner relayed the condolences of the state government to the family members and friends of the deceased. However, he stated that no one has been arrested. More so, he asked that anyone with useful information should help the Police with it to ascertain the cause of the incident.

The only survivor in the family is Ijeoma, the first daughter of Deacon Ugba. Ijeoma informed newsmen that she ate the suya but did not take the juice.  Besides, she did not experience any ill health. But her father and others began to experience severe stomach pains after they took the suya and the fruit drink.

“Barely one hour after taking the suya and juice, they started feeling serious stomach pains. There was serious commotion in the house, as everybody began to roll on the ground, crying for help. 

“But after about 30 minutes, there was calm. Everybody seemed to have regained themselves. Around 10 p.m., we all retired to sleep. Unfortunately, in the morning, I woke up to see the lifeless bodies of my dad and brothers and the four children on holiday in our house,” Ijeoma said.

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