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Mother poisons son to death in an attempt to cure him of epilepsy



A mother, Mrs Anike Adeyosoye has been accused of killing her son in attempt to cure him of epilepsy in Rivers state.

It was learnt she gave poisonous chemical substance called ‘Koikoi’ to her son, Michael in a bid to cure him of epilepsy.

The mother said it was somebody that instructed her that the substance cures epilepsy and her son would be free from the disease.

Adeyosoye, explained that she had been taking care of Michael since he was 21 when the disease struck him.

The distressed mother said her son developed the illness after shouting in his sleep immediately he wrote NECO examination in 2007.

“After Michael was through with his NECO exam in 2007, while he was asleep in the night, he suddenly shouted from his sleep and since then he has been living with epilepsy.

“His situation is now a big problem and we have spent a lot on him with no result. The sickness had stopped him from going to work because of shame.

” I heard from somebody that poison can kill epilepsy and the child will be free from the sickness. So, I have a chemical substance at home and I used it for him.” she narrated.