Five family members have died after eating a meal of Jollof Rice in Umuokpara Umanu, Obollo community in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
Mr. Vitalis Nwosu, his wife, Obianuju, and their three children, Chinonso, Chinasa and Odimnobi started complaining of stomach pain, stooling and vomiting, just after dinner was served.
The children began to experience the symptoms first and they were taken to a hospital but died on the way.
A villager recounted the incident: “The children were the initial complainants and their parents quickly moved them to a nearby private hospital (names withheld). Every effort made to save them failed as they died one after the other.”