February 26, 2024

Kwara CP orders investigation into death of three siblings killed by suffocation

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By Demola Akinyemi

The Commissioner of Police in Kwara state Victor Olaiya, has ordered a discreet investigation into the death of three siblings who suffocated to death in a parked car in Ilorin on Sunday.

Vanguard Correspondent had earlier reported death of the three siblings who mistakenly locked themselves inside a car in Zango area of Ilorin on Sunday,while their mother went to buy Noodles for their Monday meals.

The three siblings, only surviving children of the mother, were however pronounced dead at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital and buried same day having earlier been rushed to a nearby private hospital by some good Samaritans in a bid to save their lives .

Operatives of the police on Monday visited the residence, No 8, Boluke Lane, Zango-Kulende quarters of Ilorin metropolis for on the spot assessment of the development .

However, they could not gain entrance into the building as the gate was under lock and key and nobody was around to welcome them.

The police operatives then proceeded to the family house of the late siblings mother, Shade Silifat, Ile Magaji, Taiwo Isale road, Ilorin, where she is recuperating after she fainted as a result of her children’s tragic death on Sunday.

Vanguard Correspondent however gathered that the police operatives queried the mother for not reporting the matter officially to the police.

It was further gathered that while the family intends to settle the matter internally, the police commissioner has directed the SIB to go ahead with the discreet investigation in the bid to get to the root of the matter.

Meanwhile, the landlord of the residence where the siblings died, has issued quit notice to their father, identified as Abdulkadir Jimoh, who has gone into hiding since the tragic incident occurred on Sunday afternoon.

Abdulkadir, a Barbing salon operator at Oke-Andi, Zango-Kulende area, who reportedly has two wives was said to have borrowed the ill-fated car which killed the three children from her sister for the naming ceremony of a new born baby by the second wife nine days ago.