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32-Year-Old Groom Dies From Suspected Food Poisoning On Wedding Eve

32-Year-Old Groom Dies From Suspected Food Poisoning On Wedding Eve 1
  • Babalola and his fiancee
Family members,
friends and colleagues of a 32-year old groom named Yussuf Babatunde
Babalola are currently trying to unravel the sudden death of the young
man who was alleged to have been poisoned on the eve of his wedding. Investigations
revealed that the late Babalola woke up at about 6.30 a.m. on Thursday,
the day he was to be at the marriage registry, complaining of stomach upset to his bride, Kudirat……Continue
She raised an alarm by calling
on his friends when the ailment became unbearable. By the time he was
taken to the hospital two hours later, he was clinically dead.
A close friend of the deceased who did not want his name mentioned
told P.M.NEWS that on getting to his apartment on Wright Street, Ebutte
–Metta, South west Nigeria, Babalola who was unconscious, was later
taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, Yaba but the doctor on duty referred them to Lagos Medical Centre, inside the Nigerian Railway compound where the deceased was confirmed dead.
A source told P.M.NEWS that one of the doctors told the family that a black substance was found on his mouth which shows that he might have died of poisoning.
Another friend told P.M.NEWS
that before the late Babalola was buried on the same day at Atan
Cemetery according to Islamic rite, his friends and family members
separately called four doctors and a herbalist to further certify that Babatola was actually dead because of the mystery surrounding the way he died.
“We were told to go and bury him at about 3.30 when it was confirmed that Yussuf had died,” said his friend.
All attempts to speak with the
bride who is eight months pregnant proved abortive as she was said to
have been devastated by the groom’s death.
Apart from the registry, the
late Yussuf Babalola was said to have also been planning to hold his
engagement ceremony on Saturday, 14 July, 2012 at the Army Officers’
Mess, Yaba, Lagos and his friends had bought the traditional aso-ebi for
the ceremony.
The question on the lips of sympathisers, family members and friends is who killed Yussuf?
Culled from PM News

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