Tears flow as parents bury children found dead in vehicle in Lagos, police detain owner of Lexus SUV

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Badagry, Lagos state – The parents of the eight children that were found dead in a vehicle at Adelayo Street, Jah-Micheal Agunaje area of Badagry, have buried them amidst tears.

Premium Times reported that the children were buried according to Islamic rites on Sunday morning, December 5, without an autopsy conducted on them.

Legit.ng gathered that Mark Akande, the founder of Society for Youth Advancement and Creativity Initiative (SHACo), who visited the scene on Sunday said the children were buried after attempts to conduct autopsy on them failed.

“It’s against Islamic laws to spend money on the dead”

The parents reportedly took the children to the General Hospital at Badagry, and the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), where they were told to bring N100, 000 each for the hospital to conduct autopsy on the children.

The parents, therefore, decided against carrying out the autopsy.

Akande said: “The parents decided not to take them for autopsy at LUTH. They said it is against Islamic laws to spend money on the dead.”

How the incident happened

Recall that the eight children were found dead in a Lexus SUV parked in front of the owner’s compound on Saturday evening, December 4.

The police spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed that the children reportedly entered a parked vehicle while playing around and died from suffocation.

One of the elders in the neighbourhood, who declined giving his name, said the children were supposed to be at Islamic lessons at the time of the incident, and no one suspected that they had entered a parked vehicle.

A mother identified as Afsat Isiaka lost three children to the incident. Another man identified as Ibrahim Jubril was father to two of the deceased children.

Jubril was quoted to have said: “They said they wan carry them to hospital and me I be Muslim. We carried then to General Hospital, that same yesterday, police gave us paper, they say they want to transfer us to Ikeja, LUTH. They said each person is N100, 000 to check, that is N800, 000 for eight of them.”

He said he has written a statement at the police station with respect to the incident.

It was gathered that Jubril’s immediate brother also lost two children to the incident, while one of the eight children is the grandson of the owner of the vehicle.

The woman in whose car the children were found dead is currently in custody of the Area K Police Command in Badagry, Lagos.

Ajisebutu, the police spokesperson, said the police is investigating the matter and would carry the public along on the report.

Sylvester Oromoni: Video reveals how Dowen College was sealed

In another news, following the directive of the ministry of education in Lagos state, Dowen College, the school attended by the late Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, had been sealed.

A video showed how the school’s gate was locked with a padlock and chain.

Moreover, caveats from the state government were pasted all over the gate to warn and ward off trespassers.

SOURCE: Nii Otu Dadeban Ankrah

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