Police says they won’t prosecute 14 year-old who tried to poison her boss

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The Ondo State Police Command said it would not prosecute the 14-year-old housemaid, Mary Akinnifesi, who allegedly put poison into the food of her boss, Alhaji Nasiru Akinlosotu, in Ondo town Ondo State last week.

Akinnifesi was alleged to have added some rat-killer powder to Akinlosotu’s food as revenge for the alleged maltreatment she suffered from her boss.

The 63-year-old boss was reported to have noticed the poison in the food as he discovered that the food had a strange taste and an unpleasant odour when he was eating it.

It was gathered that he quickly vomited the little he had swallowed from the food and asked the maid about the content of the food but she denied adding poison to it.

She later confessed to having committed the offence during an interrogation by the neighbour of the boss and thereafter she was handed over to the police.

Speaking with our correspondent on Tuesday, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command declared that the command would not prosecute the teenager following the instruction of her boss.

He said, “We are not going to prosecute the girl again because the complainant (Akinlosotu) has written to us to withdraw the case. So in that sense, there is nothing the police can do other than to obey the instruction of the complainant.

“We intend to do our job but we don’t want a situation whereby we will get to the court and the court will say we are crying more than the bereaved, that is why we leave the case like that. “

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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