Ondo State Police command have arrested a 14-year-old housemaid, Mary, for allegedly attempting to poison the food of her mistress’s husband at Adetomowo Street, Ondo City.
The teenager was alleged to have committed the offense when her mistress, Mrs. Sikirat Akinlosotu, asked her to prepare bean meal for the family.
After cooking the beans, the girl, who is said to be a primary four pupil in a public primary school, was alleged to have added rat poison into the portion of food served her mistress husband.
The husband, Alhaji Nasiru Akinlosotu, 63, was said to have detected the act through the odour that oozed out when he was about to put the food in his mouth.
The girl was said to have confessed to the act when the man raised an alarm.
According to the man, the girl said she decided to poison the man’s portion of food for reprimanding her earlier for an offense.