Why I poisoned my guardian – House maid confesses

An 18-year-old female secondary school student poisoned her guardian in Ogun state.


She reportedly confessed that she took the step to could return to her biological mother.


The SSS1 student was arrested by the police in Ogun State for attempting to kill the guardian, one Mrs Esther Bada, by adding rat poison to her food.


Tope Fasanya, was arrested following a complaint by the victim, who had reported that she became very uncomfortable with sharp stomach pain after eating the food served by her maid.


The Ogun police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told newsmen on Tuesday that “when the pain was becoming so severe, she called the maid to come and eat the remaining food but she refused,” saying this made her suspect foul play on the part of the maid.


The victim was taken to Owode Egba general hospital, from where she was referred to the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta for proper medical treatment.


According to Oyeyemi, “the suspect was subsequently arrested. On interrogation, she initially denied; and she was transferred to the homicide section of the state CIID,” where she was said to have ”made a confessional statement that she actually added rat poison substance to the victim’s food.”



Preliminary investigation, Oyeyemi stated, revealed that the suspect had been living with the woman since when she was in Primary Three, when the woman was her class teacher then and after the death of her father, the victim, Mrs Bada reportedly volunteered to help the teenage girl by taking her in and sponsoring her education up till her present class.


“When asked why she decided to kill her benefactor, the suspect who described the victim as a very caring person, said that she only wanted to return to her mother and she can only do that if her guardian is no more.”

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