Eight children found dead in parked vehicle

There was a shocking and mysterious development on Sunday in front of a building at Adelayo Street, Agunaje, along Badagry Expressway in Lagos, following discovery of corpses of eight children in a Lexus SUV parked in front of the house of the owner.

Penpushing reports that source said the vehicle is owned by one Saliat Kazeem, who parked the vehicle in front of her house, while the vehicle reportedly has a childlock feature and could only be opened from outside.

The children, who were between the ages of four and six, were found dead by a parent who was looking for her ward, while a source said the children were said to have mistakenly locked themselves in the abandoned car while playing.

Penpushing further reports that, Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu who confirmed the incident, said the bodies have been recovered and deposited in a morgue.

“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 autopsy so as to determine the actual cause of death’ Ajisebutu said.

Penpushing also reports that, Ajisebutu, a Chief Superintendent of Police said the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered a thorough and speedy investigation into the circumstances surrounding their death.

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