A family of five died under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday night at Old Aiyepe road in Sagamu area of Ogun state. The family included the father, mother, three children and a family friend.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the family had just moved from their rented apartment into their own property, but died on their very first night in the house.
The house was suspected to have been fumigated with “killer chemical.” One of the sympathisers who accompanied the corpses to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, said that the house owner, a borehole driller by profession, had just spent a night in the new house with his family.
The sympthasiser, who identified himself simply as Tony, said that they perceived a foul odour on Thursday morning, which attracted them to the house. According to him, neighbours around raised the alarm which attracted the attention of the Police.Their remains have since been evacuated and taken to the mortuary. Hundreds of sympathisers besieged the Accident and Emergency Unit of the OOUTH, wailing uncontrollably over the unfortunate incident.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, AbimbolaOyeyemi, confirmed the incident, adding that the Police would get to the root
of the matter. Oyeyemi said that investigation into the matter had commenced in order to unravel the cause of death.
Mother Suffocates Newborn Baby In Sokoto
Police in Sokoto have arrested one 19-year-old Munirat Bagana, an indigene of Zuru
Local Government Area of Kebbi State, who allegedly suffocated her newborn baby boy. Munirat, a student of Sokoto State School of Health Technology, Gwadabawa, was arrested on Monday after dumping the dead baby in a dust bin.
She however denied killing the baby, claiming that she had a still birth and the dead
baby was a premature. The Sokoto State police command PPRO, ASP Cordelia Nwawe, who paraded the suspect before newsmen, said that she would soon be charged after investigation is concluded.
By Mercy Kukah