There was outcry in Ikorodu area of Lagos on Sunday when the corpse of two children and a dog were found in a freezer.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the incident was said to have occurred at 2, Christian Onoja Street, Igbogbo in Igbogbo-Baiyeku Local Government Development Area at 4.30pm.
A neighbour 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 surprise 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.
“Their mother was visibly disturbed upon arrival and immediately began to search for them, this time, in the house.
“After a while she came wailing that she discovered the lifeless body of children and their dog inside the freezer,’’ the source added.
It was gathered that the children were taken to a hospital within the community, but were told that the children had passed-on which prompted the incident being reported at the Igbogbo Police Division on Sunday evening.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, said the Commissioner of Police had been informed about the incident.
“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,” he said.