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5 siblings killed in mysterious Lagos fire

…as corpse of female lodger found in Lagos hotel

By Lolo Ayaba

Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command are currently investigating the cause of fire incident that claimed the lives of five children in Abagbo Village, Takwa-Bay area of Lagos.

It was learned that on Tuesday August 6th, 2019, the Mother of the victims, Florence Asoye left her home at about 6:30pm to Takwa-bay Jetty only to come back to see her room completely raised down by fire.

According to Florence Asoye, “I left my children under the care of one Suliat before I went to Takwa-bay Jetty. Unfortunately for me, Suliat locked my children in the room and left to unknown destination.

5 siblings killed in mysterious Lagos fire
5 siblings killed in mysterious Lagos fire

The children who burnt beyond recognition include, Folake Ogundiya (13), Abigail Ogundiya (8) Daniel Bakare (6), Chidima Achomye, Nnamdi Achomye (2) and Khadijat (1).

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana said “On Wednesday August 7, 2019 at about 10: 30am Takwa bay Police Station received an information that there was a fire incident at Abagbo Village, Takwa-Bay the previous night which claimed the lives of five children from the same family.”

“A team of Detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer visited the scene”.

In a related development, Police is investigating the death of a female lodger whose corpse was found in a Hotel room in Lagos, on Friday afternoon.

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It was gathered that the remains of the female lodger identified simply as Jessica was found at Southbound Hotel, Morogbo Area of Lagos.

According to homicide detectives who visited the scene, the corpse of the deceased person was found on the bed facing up, with swollen face and foam- like fluid out of her mouth. Her throat was knotted with clothes suggesting that she might have been strangulated. Also there were blood stains all over the place.

Also Confirming the incident, DSP Bala Elkana said that “the Police, on the 9th of August, 2019 at about 2pm, Morogbo Police Station received an information that one Jessica a lodger in Southbound Hotel, Morogbo was found dead in her Hotel room. The corpse was evacuated to mortuary for autopsy while the scene was preserved for forensic analysis. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu has ordered the State Criminal Investigation Department Yaba, to take over the investigation


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