Residents of Ikorodu in Lagos were on Sunday thrown into bereavement when the corpse of two children and a dog were found in a freezer.
According to reports, the incident was said to have occurred at 2, Christian Onoja Street, Igbogbo in Igbogbo-Baiyeku Local Government Development Area at 4.30PM.
A neighbour who pleaded anonymity told Newsmen that the children, Emmanuel Edeh, 7 and Darasimi Edeh, female, 4 and their father, Mr Michael Edeh, were at home on the day of the ill-fated day.
“On Sunday afternoon, we were alerted by their father who emerged from within the house asking about the whereabouts of his children.
“We were surprised because their father is always at home with the kids when their mother goes about her trading.
“So, when their father came asking us (neighbours) about where his children were, we all began to search the neighbourhood for them, but could not find them,’’ the source, said.
The source revealed that when initial efforts to locate the children proved futile, distress call was put through to the mother of the kids, who came running down to their residence.
“Their mother was visibly disturbed upon arrival and immediately began to search for them, this time, in the house.
“After a while, she came wailing that she discovered the lifeless body of children and their dog inside the freezer,’’ the source said.
It was gathered that the children were taken to a nearby hospital within the community, but were told that the children had passed-on, which prompted the incident to be reported at the Igbogbo Police Division on Sunday evening.
When Newsmen visited the Briggston Hospital in Selewu, Igbogbo, where the children were taken he was told that the children were dead on arrival.
“It is true that I received a case involving two children, but upon assessment, I discovered that they had passed on and there was no resuscitation effort that could be performed on them.