Husband, wife, die after eating breakfast in Ondo

A man and his wife have reportedly died after eating their breakfast in Ondo State.

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The sad incident threw residents of the area in shock as many wondered what could have been responsible for the death of the young couple.

It was gathered that the dead couple who were identified as Mr and Mrs Femi Oguntuase,  were both found naked and dead in their apartment shortly after they had taken their breakfast at their residence at New Site.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Femi Joseph, who confirmed the incident, explained that his men have not been able to establish the cause of the couple's death, adding that no arrest had been made so far just as investigations are ongoing.

Giving more details, Joseph revealed that the body of the husband was found on the floor, while his wife, Modupe, was beside him with a bottle of palm oil beside them, when they were found by a neighbour.

"We got the report of the incident on Saturday and we are still investigating to get the cause of the death. The bodies have been deposited at the hospital for autopsy, it is after the autopsy that we will know the next step to take."

A resident of the area who identified herself as Salewa, said the couple were seen in the morning of the fateful day hale hearty, but the neighbours were surprised to learn about the ugly development in the afternoon.

It was gathered that some bowl of pap and beans cake were seen beside the deceased which showed that they died after taking their breakfast.

"We saw the husband in the morning greeting everybody but we were surprised to hear about their death in the afternoon," Salewa said.

Salewa also added that palm oil was found inside the deceased couples' mouths, which gave an indication that they might have eaten food poison and drank the oil as an antidote to suppress the poison.

"We saw palm oil in their mouths; it may be when they were having stomach pain that they drank the palm oil. We also discovered that the death happened after their breakfast."

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