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Police Arrest Restauranteur Who Cooks With “Mortuary Water” in Akwa Ibom

A female restauranteur in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State has been arrested for selling to the public food prepared with water used in bathing corpses.

Mrs Gloria Edet a.k.a.Madam Honey Food, who owns a restaurant along Itam road Uyo,was arrested on Wednesday after she was exposed by a mortuary attendant who claimed she was owing him money for three months.

The morgue attendant further claimed that Edet visits him daily to buy the water he used in bathing corpses.

On interrogation, Edet confessed that she uses the water she buys from the mortuary to make the charms she uses in preparing the food she sells to attract more customers and make more money.

She said because of the charms anyone that goes into her restaurant to eat will automatically be addicted to eating her food.

The woman is reportedly at the police headquarters,Ikot Akpanabia, Uyo.

Madagascar finds dead bodies in streets, deploys doctors, troops ‌

Madagascar’s government has announced it will dispatch troops and doctors to an eastern town after several bodies were found in the streets and where two people died from the novel coronavirus.

Madagascar’s cabinet held a special meeting on Sunday to discuss the situation in Toamasina, the country’s second-largest city.

The Indian Ocean island nation has registered 527 infections and two deaths, both in Toamasina.

Since Thursday, more than 120 new cases were confirmed, and several bodies were found in the city’s streets though the cause of death was not clear.

“Doctors must carry out thorough examinations to see if these deaths are caused by another illness (…) or if they are really due to severe acute respiratory problems which is the critical form of COVID-19,” Professor Hanta Marie Danielle Vololontiana, spokesperson for the government’s virus taskforce, said in a national broadcast on Sunday.

The government will send 150 soldiers to reinforce Toamasina, maintain order, and enforce measures against the coronavirus such as mask-wearing and social distancing.

The cabinet also fired Toamasina’s prefect without providing any explanation.

A team was also ordered to distribute a drink based on Artemisia, a plant recognised as a treatment against malaria, which the Malagasy authorities claim cures COVID-19.

The potential benefits of this herbal tea, called COVID-Organics, have not been validated by any scientific study.

The cabinet has also announced an investigation into the death of a doctor in Toamasina. According to the local press, the victim was hospitalised after contracting COVID-19 and was found dead hanged in his room on Sunday morning.

(AFP)