A grandfather and his daughter have been arrested by the Lagos state police command over the death of a 10-year-old grandson in Ikorodu area of the state.
A source at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), told journalists that the grandfather and his daughter were arrested for allegedly disposing the child’s corpse without the knowledge of the father.
It was gathered that the deceased, Abdullah Adisa, 10, who was the only child, fell ill and later died while in the custody of his mother who was living in her father’s house in Ikorodu when the incident happened.
“While the child was sick, they did not inform the father of the child. When the child died, they did not inform him, rather, the grandfather told a scavenger to help dispose the corpse of the child.
“When the father of the child demanded to see his son, he was told that the child had died. He requested for the corpse, they told him his corpse had been buried in cemetery already.
“The father of the child reported the case to the police. When the police asked the grandfather to take the operatives to the spot of burial at the cemetery, he could not do so.
“The grandfather and his daughter have a case to answer. They will be charged to court for conspiracy and indecent behaviour to corpse,” the police source told journalists.
When contacted, the Spokesman for the police in Lagos, DSP Bala Elkana, said he was yet to be briefed about the matter from the SCID.
By Todimu Ogunade…
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