Residents of Aga community in Ikorodu, Lagos State, were on Friday greeted with shock when the corpses of a father, wife and their child were found in their apartment.
The News Agency of Nigeria learnt that the incident occurred at No 12, Obafemi Erija Borokini Road in Aga, Ikorodu at about 6:30 a.m.
A neighbour to the deceased, Mr. Taiwo Salami, told NAN that the man, Mr. Charles Omomo, popularly called Baba Efe, his wife Mrs. Faith Omomo and their three children were all inside the apartment when the incident occurred.
He explained that the children were all inside with their parents at the time of the incident.
“Efe, the eldest daughter, went to one of their family members living nearby to ask for their intervention.
“The dead man used to be a motorcycle rider, but a few months ago he stopped working because his motorcycle had developed a fault.
“The children also stopped going to school, but I saw them yesterday and there was no sign of any problem among them,” Salami stated.
“The mother and the son whose paternity had been in contention were found dead and the father was also found to have committed suicide,” the source said.
When NAN visited the scene, officers of the Rapid Response Squad from Ikeja and Ikorodu Police Division were seen evacuating the corpses from the apartment.
The Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, did not respond to enquiries on the issue.