inside their mini flat on Church Street, Lagos Island, after allegedly
inhaling some chemical substance.
apartment had been a thing of concern to the victims’ family members and
residents of the area.
neighbours had heard a scream from the victims’ apartment in the early
hours of Monday which they ignored, thinking it was a sign of
disagreement between the couple.
the park. When it was 9am and I did not see him, I sent a boy to check
on him. The boy came back and said he knocked on his door but didn’t get
any response. When it was 2pm, I went to see his mother if she had seen
him, she said no.
got there, we heard a faint voice from inside, but the door was locked.
We forcefully entered through the window and met Ibrahim and Rodiat
dead. Saidat was still breathing. There was no food around them to
suggest they took a poison.”
private hospital, from where they were referred to the Lagos Island
General Hospital, which pronounced her dead on arrival. He added that
they had been buried according to Islamic rites.
smelled some chemical, which suggested that the room had been sprayed
with chemicals. But who sprayed the chemicals into the apartment is our
concern now. The three of them have been buried.
Adele Police Station. A policeman who came to inspect the house said
they were likely killed by generator fumes. However, the exhaust of the
generator pointed outside the apartment,” he added.
resides in Idumota, said he was in the office when his wife alerted him
to the incident.
house and met the husband dead. Rodiat was taken to the Mercy Hospital,
but she did not make it either,” he said.
Olohunje, said he wanted Saidat’s corpse exhumed and a postmortem
conducted on it to ascertain the cause of the death.
herself only as Bilkis, said, “I don’t believe the deaths are natural.
An autopsy should be carried out to ascertain the causes of the deaths.”
want his name in print, said he was surprised by the deaths, adding
that some co-tenants claimed to have heard shouts from their apartment.
they heard screams from their room, but thought it was a fight. If I
heard, I would have come out and checked on them because I have never
heard them fight before.”
Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident. She added that the
police had commenced investigation into the case.
the police on Tuesday. Although the corpses have been buried, the police
are still investigating the matter. As the case progresses, we will