Two toddlers 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.
The kids – Toheeb Adedokun (three) and Tajudeen Falilu (three), were found in a Honda Pilot Sports Utility Vehicle, which was used as collateral.
The family as well as the police had suspected that they were kidnapped before the discovery of their remains on Monday.
According to a police theory, the children went into the vehicle but were trapped inside, causing them to suffocate.
The Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, Ngozi Braide, said the corpses were discovered by bank officials, who had gone to redeem the vehicle.
Mrs. Braide noted that “on monday, at about 4:30pm, one Phillip Odi in company with Julius Odetola, both of whom are employees of Berachah Microfinance Bank, reported that on the same day, they received a text message from Macdonabi Jones Enterprise Limited, a customer of the bank, who pledged his Honda Pilot as collateral.
“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.”
The tragic news, however, did not go down well with residents of the street as they alleged foul play.