The police in Lagos State have commenced investigation into the death of 8 children in a parked vehicle in Jah-Michael community, Olorunda area of the state.
The community was thrown into confusion when the dead children were discovered inside a Honda Pilot Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with registration number AAA157BD parked inside a fenced house at Adelayo Street, Agunaje, along Badagry Expressway in Lagos.
While confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Command public relations officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu, a chief superintendent of police, said the children were said to have mistakenly locked themselves in the abandoned car while playing.
She told LEADERSHIP that the incident happened on Friday, but the police got the report on Saturday.
Ajisebutu said, “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.’’
She said the CP had also commiserated with the families of the victims.
A resident, who identified himself as Kareem Olaniyi, said the incident came as a surprise to the people because the scene was a place where the children play football.