The Commissioner of Police, FTC Command, Haruna Garba has ordered the Criminal Investigation Department to take over investigation into the alleged poisoning of the Minister of Tourism, Ms Lola Ade-John.
The FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Josephine Adeh confirmed that the Minister is receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi.
“The CP has ordered the Mabushi Police Division that was investigating the matter to immediately transfer it to the SCID”, SP Adeh told The Punch newspaper.
Credible News had earlier reported that Ade-John, 60, who was appointed as a minister by President Bola Tinubu in August, has been hospitalised in Abuja after she reportedly suffered acute poisoning from an unknown origin.
It was reported that the minister was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, shortly after she started manifesting symptoms of illness, according to family sources familiar with her ordeal. She had spent five days at the facility as of Saturday morning.