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Police Investigate Alleged Poisoning Of Tinubu’s Minister



The Federal Capital Territory  (FCT) Commissioner of Police (CP), Haruna Garba, has directed the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to take over an ongoing investigation into the alleged poisoning of the Minister of Tourism, Lola Ade-John.

The Police Investigative Department was ordered by Garba to take over the case from the Mabushi Police Division, which had earlier begun a probe into the case.


Confirming the situation, the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh, revealed to The Punch on Saturday that the police are investigating an alleged case about the minister.

“The CP has ordered the Mabushi Police Division that was investigating the matter to immediately transfer it to the SCID,” SP Adeh revealed.


The Editor on Friday learned that the Ministry of Tourism debunked the reports alleging that the Minister, Ade-John, was poisoned and rushed to the hospital.

The Assistant Director of Press in the Ministry, Emem Mariam Ofiong, debunked the claim, saying that the minister had malaria and had been treated and stabilized.


The ministry claims were, however, contrary to the account of family sources, who allegedly disclosed that the minister had spent four days at the facility as of Friday morning.

According to Peoples Gazette, the Minister was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, shortly after she started manifesting poisoning symptoms.


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