HAZMAT in Nigeria on June 08 2018 05:56 AM (UTC).
There was confusion in Sagamu, Ogun State yesterday following the mysterious deaths of five family members and an unidentified friend of the family. The deceased family, including a father, mother and three children, were said to have died the very first night inside their new house located on Aiyepe Road in Sagamu. New Telegraph gathered that the incident, which happened on Wednesday night, had thrown the entire neighbourhood into mourning. A source, who spoke with our correspondent, said the family members had just moved into their new house from a rented apartment when the mysterious deaths occurred. The source stated that a family friend, who also spent the night with them, lost his life. According to the source, the information available to him suggested that the house might have been fumigated with "killer chemicals." One of the sympathizers, who accompanied the remains of the deceased to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, told our correspondent that the owner of the house, a borehole driller, had just spent a night inside the new house. The sympathiser, who simply identified himself as Tony, said they noticed an offensive odour on Thursday morning, which attracted them to the building. The alarm raised by residents, Tony stated, attracted the attention of policemen to the house. The policemen subsequently evacuated the bodies and took them to the OOUTH morgue. When contacted yesterday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident. Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, however, said the case was still a mystery, adding that the command would do everything possible to unravel the circumstances surrounding the deaths.