Tragedy struck in Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Sunday, as two children and a dog were found dead in a freezer.
The two children, Emmanuel Edeh, seven years and Darasimi Edeh, female, four years who were found dead in the freezer were at home with their father, Mr Michael Edeh, on the day of the incident. The incident reportedly occurred at 2, Christian Onoja Street, Igbogbo in Igbogbo-Baiyeku Local Government Development Area at 4.30pm.
A source who pleaded anonymity told NAN’s correspondent that initial efforts to locate the children proved abortive and a call was put through to the mother of the kids, who came running down to their residence.
“On Sunday afternoon, we were alerted by their father who emerged from within the house asking about the whereabouts of his children. “We were surprised because their father is always at home with the kids when their mother goes about her trading. “So, when their father came asking us (neighbours) about where his children were, we all began to search the neighbourhood for them, but could not find them,’’ the source said.
“Their mother was visibly disturbed upon arrival and immediately began to search for them, this time, in the house. “After a while, she came wailing that she discovered the lifeless body of children and their dog inside the freezer” the source added.
The Lagos State police public relation officer, Chike Oti who confirmed the incident said;
“I have confirmed the matter and the CP directed that the father of the deceased be brought to notice to know his ulterior motive or whether it is an act of negligence.”