Micheal Edeh, father to the two children who were found dead in a freezer at Igbogbo-Baiyeku area of Ikorodu, has been transferred to the Central Investigation Department (CID) Panti, Yaba, Lagos State.
Also found dead in the freezer was a dog.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that Edeh, who is now a suspect, was transferred to CID for further interrogation to ascertain the real cause of the children’s death.
“I have confirmed the matter and the CP directed that the father of the deceased be brought to notice to know his ulterior motive or whether it is an act of negligence,” Oti said.
A neighbour had told NAN that the children, Emmanuel Edeh, seven years and Darasimi Edeh, female, four years and their father, Mr Michael Edeh, were at home on the day of the incident.
“On Sunday afternoon, we were alerted by their father who emerged from within the house asking about the whereabouts of his children.
“We were surprised because their father is always at home with the kids when their mother goes about her trading.
“So, when their father came asking us (neighbours) about where his children were, we all began to search the neighbourhood for them, but could not find them,’’ the source, said.