5 Children left in neighbour’s care burnt to death

5 Children left in neighbour’s care burnt to death

Five Children who were left in neighbour’s care in Abagbo village, Takwa Bay Island, Lagos State have been burnt to death. The tragedy that occurred on Tuesday, left the the children, Folake Ogundiya, 13; Abigail, eight; Daniel Bakare, six; Chidinma Achomye; Nnamdi Achomye, two; and one-year-old Khadijat burnt beyond recognition. The Nigeria Police in Lagos

Five Children who were left in neighbour’s care in Abagbo village, Takwa Bay Island, Lagos State have been burnt to death.

The tragedy that occurred on Tuesday, left the the children, Folake Ogundiya, 13; Abigail, eight; Daniel Bakare, six; Chidinma Achomye; Nnamdi Achomye, two; and one-year-old Khadijat burnt beyond recognition.

The Nigeria Police in Lagos State Command has assured that investigation has commenced into the circumstances surrounding the deaths.

According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Bala Elkana, the mother of the children, Florence Asoye, had left them in the care of one Suliat.

The PPRO said Suliat locked the children in the room and left for an unknown destination.

Elkana stated, “On August 7 around 10.30am, the Takwa Bay Police Station received information that there was a fire incident at the Abagbo village, Takwa Bay, on August 6, which claimed the lives of five children from the same family. A team of detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer visited the scene.

“In her statement, the mother of the victims, Florence Asoye, stated that she left home around 6.30pm to the Takwa Bay jetty only to come back to see her room completely razed down by fire.

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LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR, BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU

She said she left her children in the care of one Suliat, who locked the children in the room and left for an unknown destination.”

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