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Woman held over 6-year-old boy found dead in freezer

The police in Lagos have arrested a woman in whose deep freezer the corpse of a six-year-old boy was allegedly found at Alapere in Ketu,…

The police in Lagos have arrested a woman in whose deep freezer the corpse of a six-year-old boy was allegedly found at Alapere in Ketu, near Lagos.

The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, DSP. Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrest on Friday while speaking with crime correspondents.

He said that the corpse had been deposited at the mortuary, while investigations had commenced.

According to Elkana, on April 23 at 8.30pm, one Eunice Akinsohun of No. 9, Oyedele Str. Alapere Ketu, reported that her six- year old son, Treasure Akinsohun was missing since 9am. He said the corpse of the boy was found inside a freezer in her neighbour’s shop, one Patience Odowo at No. 12, Orisigun Str. Alapere, leading to Odowo’s arrest.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that Treasure and his mother lived in Ikorodu and had gone to Ketu to celebrate the Easter holidays with his mother’s younger sister.

It was also learnt that Treasure and other kids in his aunt’s compound were playing when he suddenly disappeared.

His body was later found inside a freezer at Orisigun Street, five streets from his mother’s younger sister’s house.

The bereaved mother told reporters that she noticed her son was not among the other children that were playing in the compound.

She said that when she asked for his whereabouts, the other children could not give an answer, prompting her to raise alarm. She said she immediately went to the Alapare Police Station to report her missing son.

“I also called my husband on the phone to inform him of the development. Before I got back home, a crowd had gathered at my sister’s house at Alapere to help in the search for my son.

“Throughout that day we couldn’t locate the exact place where he was. When my husband eventually arrived, he also tried his best with my sister’s husband and some elders in the community.

“My son was still not found. That was how we went back to Ikorodu that night with tears and anguish,” she said crying.

Akinsohun said it was when she and her husband were on their way back to Alapere from Ikorodu that they received a phone call that her son had been found in a woman’s freezer at Orisigun Street. (NAN)

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