Abandoned Car
BreakingHighlightTop StoryTrending Story

Tragedy hits Lagos coastal town of Badagry as eight children allegedly suffocate inside abandoned car

128

 

Badagry, a coastal town in Lagos State, was enveloped by grief on Sunday as the lifeless bodies of eight children were evacuated from an abandoned car.

Badagry is located on the North bank of Porto Novo Creek, an inland waterway that connects Lagos to the republic of Benin.

The tragic incident occurred at Adelayo Street, Jah-Micheal on the Lagos- Badagry Expressway.

Read Also: Dowen College: I will not bury my son until I get justice — grieving father

According to sources, the children were said to be playing in the abandoned car with the door glass wound up when they mistakenly locked themselves in.

The grief-stricken residents, who massed at the scene of the disaster, were seen wailing and discussing it.

Commenting on the incident, Lagos Police spokesman, DSP Adekunle Ajisebutu said the eight children were said to have mistakenly locked themselves in an abandoned car while playing.

See Video of the children who allegedly suffocated in an abandoned vehicle in Badagry

“Their bodies have been recovered and deposited at the Badagry General Hospital’s morgue for autopsy so as to determine the actual cause of death.”

Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu has directed a thorough and speedy investigation into the circumstances surrounding their deaths and commiserated with the parents of the children.

Leave a comment

Related Articles

Pres. Tinubu flags off Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road, inaugurates other projects in Lagos

President Bola Tinubu has flagged off the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road on Victoria...

NNPC Ltd. GCEO Kyari wins Champion Newspapers’ Most Outstanding Energy Icon Award

The Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPC Ltd., Mr. Mele Kyari, has...

Tragedy: Two kidnapped Kogi varsity students killed as parents negotiate ransom payment 

The students were killed amid negotiations for ransom payments by their parents....

Breaking: FG sues 36 states at Supreme Court over local government autonomy

In a bid to ensure the autonomy of the nation’s local governments,...

Just in: Protest breaks out over disbanded Kano Emirate

Protesters are currently on the streets of Gaya, one of the five...

Breaking: Many worshippers feared dead in Lagos mosque collapse

A mosque collapsed in the Papa Ajao area of Lagos on Sunday...

Just in: Passengers stranded as an Abuja-Kaduna train derails halfway

An Abuja-bound train from Kaduna derailed halfway to the nation’s capital on...

Paris-bound businessman nabbed at Abuja airport, ingests 111 wraps of cocaine

Emmanuel Okechuku Orjinze, a 48-year-old businessman travelling to Paris, has reportedly consumed...

Ex-EFCC chairman Ibrahim Lamorde dies at 61

A one-time Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr....

365 days in office: Tinubu to inaugurate projects in Lagos, Abuja, across the country

Ahead of the first anniversary of his administration on May 29, President...

Odili to Fubara: Don’t be afraid, nobody can shake you, we are solidly behind you

Dr. Peter Odili, a former governor of Rivers State, has restated his...

Intervene in Kano Emirate stalemate, Islamic scholars beg Pres. Tinubu

Worried by the tension following the dethronement of the Emir of Kano,...

Nigerian economy: Worst days are over, Pres. Tinubu assures

President Bola Tinubu has assured Nigerians that the worst days are over...

Just in: We will accept whatever the law says, deposed Emir of Bayero breaks silence

The deposed 15th Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has stated...

Breaking: Hunter now the hunted! Gunmen abduct Army officer in Makurdi, demand N5m ransom

The kidnapping of Charles Ogbonna, a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO), has been...

Lamido’s reinstatement: We will obey court’s order for status quo ante – Kano Police Command

The Kano State Police Command has stated that it will comply with...

National Sports Festival Holds January 2025, Announces Sports Minister

The Federal Government has approved January 2025 as the official date for...

Just in: Soldiers deployed to protect deposed Aminu Bayero

Following an order for the arrest of deposed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero...

Just in: Kano Gov. Yusuf orders deposed Emir Ado Bayero’s arrest

The Governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has ordered the arrest...

Just in: Nigeria records 2.98% GDP growth in Q1 ’2024

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria fell to 2.98 percent, a...