18-Year-old Maid, Tope Fasanya, Arrested for Trying to Poison her Guardian

18-Year-old Maid has been arrested by the police in Ogun state for allegedly serving her guardian with a food she laced with rat poison. The vicitim, one Mrs. Esther Bada reported that she felt uneasy after eating a food that was served to her by her maid, who she gave her name as Tope Fasanya.




Mrs. Esther Bada In her words, alleged that she was served food by her maid, and immediately after eating the food, she felt a sharp stomach pain and became very uncomfortable. In her words;


”When the pain was becoming so severe, she called the maid to come and eat the remaining food but she refused. This made her to suspect foul play on the part of the maid.


The spokesperson of Ogun state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi confrimed the incident in a briefing he gave newsmen at the command, he said;


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



Her maid was arrested and during interrogation, she (her maid) denied any wrong doin. Then she was transferred to homicide section of the state CID. On getting there, she made a confessional statement that she actually added rat poison substance to the victim’s food.” 


The police spokesperson disclosed that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect has been living with her madam, Mrs. Esther Bada since when she was in primary three, and the woman was her class teacher then.


The suspect, Tope Fasanya moved in with the woman after she lost her father, the victim volunteered to help the girl by taking her to live in her house, and sponsoring her education. Oyeyemi added saying;


”It was the victim that sponsored the suspect’s 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.” 


The commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole has directed that the suspect be arraigned in court as soon as the investigation is concluded.


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