Sapele — A killer salt is now in circulation in Sapele market, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State and unless an urgent intervention is put in place the lives of buyers and consumers of the product may be jeopardy.
The killer salt was discovered, weekend in Sapele, when a major newspaper marketer and popular vendor Mrs. Patricia Kogoro, who briefed Saturday Vanguard in Sapele Friday, said she brought some salt from the market and discovered that the salt she brought was bereft of the actual taste of original salt.
"I developed serious stomach ache after I tasted it," she said that in an attempt to confirm the originality of the salt, she emptied a full sachet of it in a bottle of plain water to examine whether the salt would dissolve.
According to Mrs. Kogoro, after over 4 days in the bottle water, it failed to dissolve, instead, it settled down on the bottom of the plastic water bottle, it was then it dawn on her that the salt she brought was not salt but a grinded clay soil.
The Sapele popular vendor said on noticing that the substance was not salt, she alerted neigbours of her finding and some of them confirmed a similar experience.
When she paraded the bottle of water containing the killer salt to press men Friday, the substance, whitish, was seen to have carefully settle down at the bottom of the water bottle while the water floats on top of it.