Oct 2, 2014
A family of five, including four boys and their mother, were found dead in their residence in Itamaga area of Ikorodu of Lagos yesterday. The bodies were found in their uncompleted building located on 8, Kunle Owooade Close. According to eyewitnesses, they were last seen on Friday before their bodies were found on Tuesday, with three of them already decomposing. One died on the way to the hospital.
Three of the children were found in one room, while their mother had soiled herself and was with her last born in another room when sympathisers broke into their apartment. The alarm was raised around 8pm on Tuesday, when neighbours noticed an offensive odour oozing out of the building. They had called emergency numbers in the state, which did not yield a positive result until yesterday.
According to the residents, sympathisers were astonished that they could not receive any assistance from the much publicised emergency numbers. The sympathisers also invited Policemen from Ikorodu Division who rushed to the scene, but did not offer any assistance, suspecting a case of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. The incident has been generating controversy in the neighbourhood as some attributed it to food poisoning, while others said it could be generator’s fume.
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