The Donkorkrom magistrate court in the Kwahu Affram Plains district of eastern region has ordered two market women to sign a bond of good behaviour over a period of one year.

The two, 35-year-old Abigail Donkor and 74-year-old Safia Kotoli were arrested and put before court for selling the highly poisonous puffer fish that led to the death of two persons, Forgive Tagbolu, 48 and Veronica Agbobli,71 at Abotanso, a suburb of Donkorkrom.

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The two pleaded guilty to the offence but pleaded with the court to pardon them because they claimed to have had no idea the fish could be poisonous.

His worship, Augustine Akusar-Am ruling, ordered that the rest of the goods be set ablaze in public to serve as a deterrent to others and also ordered the two to sign a bond of good behaviour.

Two persons died while four others were admitted at the Presbyterian Hospital in Afram Plains after consuming Pufferfish.

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Meanwhile, the district assembly has set up a committee to educate the public on the dangers associated with the consumption of the fish.