The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has begun investigating the death of five persons at Oyibi in the Greater Accra Region after they reportedly consumed a popular delicacy, ‘waakye’, last Friday..
Citi News sources close to the Authority confirm that the probe is to unravel allegations of suspected food poisoning.
It has been reported that, the victims after consuming the food from the popular Yellow Sisi bush canteen, complained of stomach aches and were subsequently admitted at various hospitals around Oyibi.
The victims, including the waakye seller, popularly known as Yellow Sisi, and some of her family members, were rushed to the Valley View Hospital, Oyibi Hospital, Dodowa Hospital and other facilities when they complained of severe stomach-ache after they had eaten the food last week Friday.
The Yellow Sisi Waakye joint is considered to be one of the popular food joints at Oyibi Bush Canteen.
When Daily Graphic followed up at the Valley View Hospital for confirmation, hospital officials did confirm the incident, indicating that a number of patients were rushed to the hospital in bad condition but “as of today, all the patients have been discharged” an official said.
The Valley View Hospital Officials could not provide enough information as to the number of people who might have been affected but only indicated that the data from the hospital had been forwarded to the Kpone Katamanso District Hospital where further investigation was ongoing to ascertain the cause of the problem.