The management of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has cleared Oladokun Ayomide, a final-year student of the school, over the allegation of poisoning his girlfriend and another lady.
Newspeakonline had reported that the Ogun State Police Command arrested Ayomide for allegedly poisoning Ugbokwe Mmasichukwu and her friend, Odumosu Semilore.
The police said the suspect administered a poison believed to be a mixture of brownie cakes, alcohol, and an unknown harmful substance after inviting his girlfriend to his residence in Surulere community, Camp area of Abeokuta last Friday.
However, a statement issued on Thursday by the Assistant Director, FUNAAB’s Media Directorate of Public Relations, Olasunkanmi Olajide, said the cakes purchased by Ayomide “contained a high level of alcohol.”
“This led to the unintentional intoxication of the consumers.
“Ayomide had no malicious intent, as confirmed by the medical examination at their institution’s health centre. The affected individuals were discharged from the hospital the following day and even participated in their examinations on November 10, 2023.
“It is crucial to emphasise that all charges against Ayomide, brought forth by the parents and the school of the affected ladies, have been dropped due to the lack of malicious intent,” Olajide said.
Also, Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, Omolola Odutola, in a terse statement confirmed that the student had been released on bail following a settlement between the parents of the students.
“He (Ayomide) is entitled to bail. The girl has recovered and she has also been discharged from the hospital. The parents have settled,” she said.