Five children of same parent have been burnt to death at Abagbo village, Takwa-Bay, Lagos State.
The incident occurred on August 6.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana, said yesterday that the fire outbreak claimed the lives of five children from same family.
Elkana explained that a team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Takwa-Bay Police Station visited the scene.
The children’s mother, Florence Asoye, said that she left home at 6.30p.m, to Takwa-Bay Jetty, only to return and discovered that her room had been completely razed.
According to Asoye, she left her children under the care of one Suliat, who locked the children in the room and left for an unknown destination.
“The children, who were burnt beyond recognition, include Folake Ogundiya (13), Abigail Ogundiya (8), Daniel Bakare (6), Chidima Achomye (2) and Nnamdi Achomye (1),” the PPRO said.
Similarly, the police have discovered the body of a female lodger in Southbound Hotel, Morogbo in Lagos. The body of the lady, identified as Jessica, was discovered on August 9, about 2p.m.
Jessica’s body was found in bed, facing up, with swollen face and foam-like fluid, oozing out of her mouth. Jessica’s throat was knotted with clothes, suggesting that she might have been strangulated. There were blood stains all over the place.
When the hotel staff discovered her body, they alerted Morogbo Police Station.
Elkana said that the body had been evacuated to mortuary for autopsy, while the scene was preserved for forensic analysis.
He added: “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu, has ordered the State Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba, to take over the investigation.”