The misery that caused the death of four family members which include a mother and her three children is yet to be ascertained as some people alleged that their death was due to eating Amala flour, the sad incident happened in Usugnwe-Okaito, Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State.
It was gathered that the three children reportedly died immediately after eating the meal on Friday, July 29, 2022, while the mother died on Saturday.
Sources said the family hails from Omavi, Ohupe ward but resides in Usugnwe-Okaito.
The Chairman of Okehi Local Government, Hon Abdulraheem Ohiare Ozovehe, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, August 1, said the bereaved family has debunked allegation of Amala being the cause of death.
According to the statement signed by King Habib, the Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the council chairman and titled: "Death of family of five in Okehi as a result of Amala: The true side of the story" , the aged mother of the deceased woman claimed that she and one other family member ate same Amala meal and nothing happened to them.
"The Attention of the Okehi Local Government Executive Chairman, Hon Abdulraheem Ohiare Ozovehe has been drawn to a Social Media Post about a Family of Five who died as a result of the intake of Cassava flour,"
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