"Ondo State Police Command says it would not prosecute the 14-year-old housemaid, Mary Akinnifesi, who allegedly poisoned the food of her boss, Alhaji Nasiru Akinlosotu"
The incident occurred at Adetomowo Street, Ondo town, Ondo State, on Friday.
Alhaji Akinsolotu had narrated the incident, recalling that his wife asked Mary to prepare beans for the family, but the maid allegedly added rat poison to the food.
The 63-year-old explained that as he was eating the food, he noticed that it had a strange taste and an offensive odour. He 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 on Tuesday, Police Public Relations Officer in Ondo State disclosed that the command would not prosecute the teenager following the instruction of her boss.
“We are not going to prosecute the girl again because the complainant (Akinlosotu) has written to us to withdraw the case”, he told Punch.
“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”, he added.