A mother, Anike Adeyosoye, has given her son, simply identified as Michael, poisonous chemical substances known as ‘Koikoi’ in an attempt to cure him of epilepsy.
The incident happened in Ondo State where officers of the Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps arrested Adeyosoye when the matter was brought to their attention only to release her temporarily in order to take care of Michael who is hospitalized as a result of complications from the chemical substance.
The mother in her defence said somebody made her to understand that the substance would cure epilepsy to which she administered it on her son sharing a lowdown of how he came down with the disease.
Quoting her, The Nation: “After Michael was through with his NECO exam in 2007, while he was asleep in the night, he suddenly shouted from his sleep and since then he has been living with epilepsy.
“His situation is now a big problem and we have spent a lot on him with no result. The sickness had stopped him from going to work because of shame.
” I heard from somebody that poison can kill epilepsy and the child will be free from the sickness. So, I have a chemical substance at home and I used it for him,”