Two underage children of the same parent, Olufemitan Olaitan, 9 years old, and Oluwafifunmi Olaitan, 7 years old, were on Thursday, found dead inside a non-functioning deep freezer in Eyin Ala area of Akure, Ondo state capital.
Tribune Online gathered that the two kids were left at home by their mother, Mrs Olubunmi Olaitan, but she was surprised to meet the dead body of her two male kids inside a deep freezer and subsequently raised the alarm.
According to a source, no one could explain how the two primary school students got into the freezer and suffocated before they gave up.
The source said it was apparent that the kids were killed by some unknown persons who later dumped their lifeless bodies inside the refrigerator to give the impression that they were suffocated.
Another source, however, said the two kids might be playing inside the money functioning deep freezer and got locked inside while there was no one at home to rescue the kids.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) Mr Femi Joseph confirmed the incident, describing it as sad and unfortunate.
He explained that there was no trace that the boys were killed, saying that the command did not make any arrest on the matter.
He said, “We did not suspect any foul play because it appears as if the kids were playing inside the deep freezer and they were locked up in the process, while there was nobody at home to open the door for them.”