The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has cleared Oladokun Ayomide, a senior student in his final year, of allegations of poisoning his girlfriend and another woman.
PUNCH Metro had earlier reported that the Ogun State Police Command arrested Ayomide for allegedly poisoning Ugbokwe Mmasichukwu and another lady, Odumosu Semilore.
The police said the suspect administered a poison believed to be an admixture of brownie cakes, alcohol, and an unknown harmful substance after inviting his girlfriend to his residence in the Surulere community in the Camp area of the city on Friday.
However, according to a statement issued by the Assistant Director, Media Directorate of Public Relations, FUNAAB, Olasunkanmi Olajide, which was made available to our correspondent on Thursday, 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,” the school stated.
When contacted on Thursday, the command, through its Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed that the student had been released on bail following a settlement by 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 disclosed via a WhatsApp message.