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2-year-old drowns in water drum

21 September 2016, 18:03

Lagos - A two-year-old boy, Eniola Ajakaye, has drowned inside a drum of water while holidaying with his grandmother in Aboru, in the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State, Punch reports.

The police arrested the victim’s father, Sunday Ajakaye, a mechanic, and Sunday’s 65-year-old mother, after the boy’s mother, Mary, accused them of complicity in the death.

They were reportedly detained at the Oke Odo Police Division for alleged murder.

A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Eniola drowned around 2pm on Foursquare Street, Ago 40 Estate, where his grandma lived.

The deceased was reportedly rushed to a clinic, where he was confirmed dead, and the family reportedly took his corpse home and asked a pastor to come and resurrect him according to Naij.

Mary was said to have invited the police on hearing of her son’s death, as further investigations revealed that she had a right to be suspicious, as her pregnancy had been rejected by Sunday’s family.It was learnt that Sunday had been given custody of Eniola after Mary’s family involved the police, and his mother had given the child to his elder sibling who became Eniola’s guardian.

- News 24

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