August 16, 2014

Family of five found dead in Abeokuta

By Daud  Olatunji, ABEOKUTA
Tragedy  struck  yesterday,  at  Temidire Community, in Sabo, Abeokuta North Local Government  area of Ogun State when  a family of five including father, mother and their three children were  found dead in their room.

The incident which occurred  at No 3, Ireti Akinbode area of the community  involved the death of Aliu Adeboye ,  his younger wife identified as Iya  Aliya and the three children.

Findings have shown that,  the late  Adeboye had two wives and six children  before the incident .

Further findings have also revealed that,  the  first wife, and her three  children who slept in another room in the same six-room bungalow were alive.

It was gathered that the whole community woke up and found out that the five people were dead while the first wife and her children were safe.

The  people in the community were said to be suspecting a foul  play  as the two wives were said to always be at loggerheads.

Some people alleged that chemical odour was being perceived in the house of the deceased, while some others said the deaths could be as a result of the fumes from the generator at the back of the building.

A  resident in the area   who lived directly in front of the building  who pleaded for anonymity said it was the wailing of the first wife that woke  up members  of the community who  found out that the people were dead.

A source said, “ The wives are always fighting, cursing each other, it got to a stage that the community leader had to intervene.”

Sources within the community said the first wife whose name could not be ascertained was almost lynched but she was saved by policemen from nearby Ilupeju divisional police headquarters.

A zonal leader in the community,  Abubakar Olowoorioke, explained that they were in the mosque in the early hours when a woman alerted them about the tragic incident.

Olowoorioke explained that he could not move closer to the place because of the shock but added that the smell  of chemicals could be

perceived from inside the house.

The Police Public Relations officer in the state,  Muyiwa Adejobi,  confirmed the incident ,adding that  the cause of the death was still unknown in mystery and that postmortem would be carried out on the corpses to reveal the cause of death.