It was a black weekend at the Takwa Bay area of Lagos as five children of the same mother were burnt to death. Cornerstone News gathered that Mrs. Florence Asoye had left home in the morning to Takwa-bay Jetty, and left her children under the care of a maid who locked the children in the room and left for an unknown destination.
When Mrs. Asoye returned home, she was told that her room was completely raised by fire. The woman who thought maybe that her five children would have been saved, requested for their whereabouts, only to be told by sympathizers that they were burnt beyond recognition.
Lagos State Police public relations officer ( PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, said the Takwa Bay divisional police officer ( DPO) and his team visited the scene of the tragedy :
” The children who were burnt beyond recognition include : Folake Ogundiya, 13, Abigail Ogundiya, eight – years old ,Daniel Bakare , six -years -old , Chidima Achomye , Nnamdi Achomye ,’two -years -old and Khadijat , one -year -old” According to Elkana , information was received by the police that was a fire incident at Abagbo Village, Takwa-Bay ,which claimed the lives of five children from the same family. “
A team of detectives led by the DPO visited the scene. In her statement, the mother of the victims, Florence Asoye, stated that she left home at about 1830hours to Takwa-bay Jetty only to come back to see her room completely raised by fire.
“According to her, she left her children under the care of Suliat, who locked the children in the room and left to an unknown destination”.