A Twitter user, Empress Adusie, has claimed that her niece was poisoned by her friends because she won a scholarship to travel to France.
Newsbreak reports that the jealous friends took the unnamed victim out and poisoned her drink. She was rushed to the hospital but unfortunately lost her life.
In a piece of related news, a home carer in Ohio, US, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and theft after she allegedly stole $50,000 from a 93-year-old man she was looking after, and then when police began investigating tried to poison him.
Police bodycam recorded Mallory Giles, 34, of Huron, Ohio, telling arresting officers recently that: “I don’t know why I did it”.
She is currently being held in the Erie County Jail on a bond of $560,000.
“She was trying to keep him medicated to a point where he wasn’t looking at bank statements and credit card statements and things like that, where she could just handle those kinds of things without him noticing,” an investigator told the press.
“It’s sad. It’s very upsetting that somebody would take advantage of someone who’s just so vulnerable, you know.
“Unfortunately, our elderly are vulnerable in society and people continue to prey on them.
“We’re just glad that a family member noticed it when they did, instead of it actually going any further.”