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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Eight Children Found Dead In Parked Vehicle In Lagos





The Daily Crucible | Published  Sunday, December 5, 2021

Eight children were found dead in an abandoned  Lexus SUV parked in front of the owner’s house at Adelayo Street, Agunaje, along Badagry Expressway in Lagos.

The tragic incident occurred on Saturday, it was learnt.

The children who were said to be playing inside the abandoned mistakenly locked themselves inside and deprived of oxygen about an hour later, they all died of  asphyxiation - they choked or suffocated to death.

 The police public relations officer in Lagos, Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the incident.

“The eight children were said to have mistakenly locked themselves in an abandoned car while playing.

“Their bodies have been recovered and deposited at the Badagry General Hospital’s morgue for autopsy so as to determine the actual cause of death.

"Notwithstanding the report made to the Police, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered a thorough and speedy investigation into the circumstances surrounding their death. The CP also commiserates with the families of the victims," CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer stated.

According to reports, the vehicle is owned by one Saliat Kazeem, who parked the vehicle in front of her house.

The vehicle reportedly has a childlock feature and could only be opened from outside.

The children, who were between the ages of four and six, were found dead by a parent who was looking for her ward.

Mr Ajisebutu, a chief superintendent of police, said the police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered a thorough and speedy investigation into the circumstances surrounding their death.

Mr Odumosu, who commiserated with the families of the victims, assured them of proper investigation.

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