Inhabitants of Kouoptamo in the Noun Division of the West region, woke up on Saturday, March 4, to realize that a man in his late sixties and his five children had all died under unclear circumstances.
It was suspected that a traditional remedy consumed by the man and his kids, was the cause of the tragedy.
The medicine was supposedly meant to prevent the family members from falling ill.
“My husband returned home with some drugs, saying that it was for the kids not to be sick. My daughter was the one who ground the medicine, after which we mixed it with red oil before all of them took it” Ladifetou Njopouo, mother of the five kids explained.
She said she didn’t take the medication “because I wanted to bathe before taking mine”.
“After I finished bathing, I noticed that everyone was weak, and I refused taking the medicine” Ladifetou said.
The person who gave the remedy is in police detention, while investigations are being carried out.
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