Eight children have died of suffocation inside an abandoned vehicle at Jah-Michael community, in the Olorunda local government area of Lagos State.
The children, aged four to six years old, were found dead on Thursday, December 4, 2021, after they were allegedly trapped inside a parked Lexus SUV.
The resident claimed that the children were found dead a few hours later when a parent of the children came looking for her ward.
The event has been confirmed by the Lagos State Police spokesman, Adekunle Ajisebutu.
He noted that the children’s bodies have been recovered and deposited at the Badagry General Hospital’s morgue for autopsy to determine the cause of death.
The Lagos Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu has also ordered an investigation into the case.
Ajisebutu said, “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 an autopsy so as to determine the actual cause of death.
“Notwithstanding the report made to the Police, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered a thorough and speedy investigation into the circumstances surrounding their death. The CP also commiserates with the families of the victims.”