Two siblings Olufemi and Oluwafifunmi Olaitan were found dead inside a non-functioning refrigerator in their house located at Eyin Ala, Akure in Ondo State capital.
Olufemitan 9 and Oluwafifunmi Olaitan, 7, were found dead after they were suffocated inside the disused refrigerator inside their house in the outskirt of the state capital.
New Telegraph reported that the incident has thrown the people of the community into mourning just as people could not ascertain whether it was a murder or death by accident.
The mother of the deceased, Mrs. Olubunmi Olaitan went outside and left the two primary school pupils in the house playing.
However, the two male children were already inside the refrigerator dead before she returned home from where she went.
The incident was still a mystery to many people on how the deceased got into the fridge and locked themselves inside until they were suffocated and gave up the ghost.
A source in the area suspected that the deceased were killed by some unknown persons who later dumped their lifeless bodies inside the refrigerator to give impression that they were suffocated.
Another source said the two kids might be playing inside the generator and got locked inside when their mother was not at home,
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, adding that the command did not make any arrest on the matter.
His words ” We did not suspect any foul play because it appeared as if the kids were playing inside the refrigerator and the refrigerator locked up when there was nobody at home to open the door for them. “