A trader and his family have escaped death after his servant who gave his name as Uche Soribe Samuel poured a popular insecticide into the family’s pot of soup with intention to kill them.
Samuel, a native of Isiekenesi in Ideato South local government area Imo state has confessed to the crime, regretting his action.
He said he was duped to the tone of N750,000 by fraudsters who instructed him to be paying into a bank account.
In a bid to avoid his master’s anger, he decided to wipe him away along with his wife and children.
He claimed that he once saw the suspected fraudsters in Oyibo from where the business transaction was discussed.
He was alleged to have deposited the said amount into his personal account without his master’s knowledge.
Those who interrogated him alleged that the last attempt to kill his master and his family was the third one.