Two toddlers Toheeb Adedokun (three) and Tajudeen Falilu ( three).who were declared missing in Ketu, Lagos State, on January 25, 2013 have been found dead in an abandoned vehicle on the premises of a building next to theirs on Taike Street.
Punch Metro had on January 30, 2013, reported story of the kids –
The family as well as the police had suspected that they were kidnapped before the discovery of their remains on Monday.
The vehicle in which the children were found was a Honda Pilot Sports Utility Vehicle, which was used as collateral. The Public Relations Officer,“ The bank employees said on reaching the house located at 20 Taike Street, where the vehicle was parked, they discovered the corpses of the two children.”
Lagos State Police Command, Ngozi Braide, said the corpses were discovered by bank officials, who had gone to redeem the vehicle.
The tragic news, however, did not go down well with residents of the street as they alleged foul play.
Some residents told PUNCH Metro that the occupants of the building had a case to answer.
One of them , who identified herself as Iya Basira said, “How could two corpses be in a compound for over a month and no one smelt any odour? The occupants of the house where the corpses were found had fled for fear of being attacked.
“We looked for these children for weeks and even the occupants of that building were aware that the children were missing.”
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According to a police theory, the children went into the vehicle but were trapped inside, causing them to suffocate.