Eight children have been confirmed dead at 6:05pm on Saturday, 4th December, in a parked vehicle in Lagos.
The Lexus SUV Vehicle which was parked in front of the owner’s house at 18 Adelayo street, Jah Michael bus stop, along Badagry Expressway, Lagos State, contained the dead children.
It was alleged that the children who were aged four to six years old, mistakenly locked themselves in after entering the parked vehicle to play, and thereafter suffocated to death.
Adekunle Ajisebutu, the Lagos State Police Command Spokesperson, confirmed the incident stating that the bodies of the children, have been recovered and deposited for autopsy at the Badagry General Hospital’s morgue, to ascertain the cause of death.
According to the PPRO,
“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 an autopsy 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.”
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