Forbidden Fruit In Ebonyi

Two people were left dead on Thursday, the 30th of July, 2015 in Ezillo community, Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi State after allegedly consuming a fresh fish which is said to be forbidden in that area.

Another victim was also said to have become blind after eating the said fish. It was gathered that, the victims (names withheld) are labourers who were hired by one Mr. Alieze for a construction work.

Vanguard spoke to an eye witness who gave his name as Mrs. Odoh Onyinyechi that the victims who decided to go on break while working at the site, went to the near-by stream where they harvested the said fish. The specie of the fish is forbidden by the community. She said

“A man from our community went to the town and brought people to work for him. The people later went to the stream to fetch water and came back with some fishes.


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