The police in Lagos have intensified efforts to unravel the circumstances leading to the death of five siblings in a fire accident.
The children, Folake Ogundiya, 13; Abigail, eight; Daniel Bakare, six; Chidinma Achomye; Nnamdi Achomye, two; and one-year-old Khadijat, were burnt beyond recognition in the incident that occurred last week Tuesday after their home caught fire in Abagbo village, Takwa Bay Island, Lagos.
In a statement, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, explained that the mother of the children, Florence Asoye, had left them in the care of one Suliat.
He, however, 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. 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.”