Police Arrest Widow For Throwing Epileptic Son Into A Cesspit
A widowed mother has been arrested by men of the Lagos State police for allegedly dumping the corpse of her son in a cesspit in Ipaja, Lagos.
34-year-old Kayode, who was epileptic, had taken ill and remained under the care of his mother, Mrs. Bosede Adekunle and two sisters, who decided to nurse him back to health at home. The victim however died under unclear circumstances and his corpse which was discovered 5 days later, was reportedly dumped in the cesspit. This is according to Punch.
A member of the community discovered the decomposing body of the victim due to the stench and raised an alarm. Residents then recovered the remains from the pit while a mob made way to attack Kayode’s mother before police intervention.
“She is a widow and she didn’t know what to do when her son died, so she dumped the corpse in the cesspit. There was a lot of crowd in the community when the corpse was discovered. Some people mobbed her before the police intervened,” a resident stated.
Following the discovery of the corpse, the Baale of Ishaga Olaogun community, noted that the suspect had been banished from the community, adding that the case was with the police.
“We don’t want this case to escalate beyond this and that is why I won’t say anything to you. Sanity has been restored to our community and the woman that committed the crime has been banished along with her children. She is in police custody.”
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation is ongoing.
“The decomposing corpse of a man, Kayode Adekunle, was discovered in a cesspit at Adekunle Compound, Baruwa, Ipaja. It was later discovered that the corpse was dumped there by the mother, Mrs. Bosede Adekunle. Kayode was an epileptic patient and he had fallen sick for some time before he died. Local government health officials were contacted for evacuation, while the case is under investigation.”
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