Few hours after we reported that an 8-month-old baby was found dead in a water drum in Benin, another tragedy has struck at No 6, Road 1, Eyin Ala, Akure in Ondo State as two brothers, Olufemitan Olaitan, 9; and Oluwafifunmi Olaitan, 7, were found dead inside a non-functioning deep freezer in their house.
The body of the dead kids was discovered by their mum Olubunmi Olaitan, who raised an alarm shortly after she returned home on Monday.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) Mr Femi Joseph who described the incident as unfortunate, stated that there was no trace that the boys were killed and no arrest has been made so far.
“We did not suspect any foul play because it appears as if the kids were playing inside the deep freezer and they were locked up in the process, while there was nobody at home to open the door for them” he said.
Recall that we reported that residents of 53 Obakhavbaye Street in Benin City and environs were thrown into mourning after the body of Abdulaziz, an 8-month-old baby was found dead inside a four-feet water drum just after his mum stepped out.
The incident reportedly occurred after the mother of the baby went out to urinate at about 6am. Upon her return, it was gathered that she couldn’t find the baby where she kept him. After three hours of searching around the house, the baby was found dead inside a water drum. The landlord of the house, Ali Abubakar, said he was observing his prayers when he heard shoutings and wailings.
Ali said he went downstairs and was told that Abdulaziz died inside a drum of water.
“It is difficult for that baby to open that drum and enter inside. We don’t know what happened yet but it is a mystery.”
A neighbor who gave her name as Blessing Akpo said it was only God that would unravel the baby’s killers. “I have never seen where a baby that is eight months old will open a drum of water, enter inside and close it.”