No fewer than seven persons have been confirmed dead after eating the popular barbecue known as suya with juice in Umueze Umuakanu Umuahia North LGA, Abia State.
Father of the house Mr. Jessey was said to have bought the suya from where all the family members, including extended family who came for holidays ate.
Source gathered that only the Wife Mrs Ogba Jessey, and his son survived.
She is currently receiving treatment at Federal Medical Centre Umuahia.
Our correspondent gathered that she is not aware that other members of the family have passed on.
They were said to have started throwing up after eating the suya suspected to have been poisoned.
The deceased have been deposited in the morgue while the surviving victims are currently receiving treatment.