The decomposing body of a epileptic man was discovered five days after his widowed mother dumped it inside a cesspit in the Baruwa area of Ipaja, Lagos State.
Mrs. Bosede Adekunle, has been arrested by the state police operatives for committing the sordid act.
The body of the 34-year-old deceased man was discovered by a resident of the community who went on a search spree after perceiving a stench odour on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
It was gathered that Kayode had been sick for some time and had remained indoors under the care of the mother and two sisters.
But for a timely intervention from the police from the Ipaja division, the widow would have been mobbed by angry residents.
A resident, Bode Osas, said: “The man had epilepsy and he had been sick for some time. He was said to have died last Tuesday night. After he died, she and her two children dumped his corpse in a cesspit behind their house.
“The mistake they, however, made was that they didn’t know that the cesspit was shallow and almost filled up with faeces. The odour of the corpse filled the area and five days after, the body was discovered.”
Corroborating the report, another resident, who preferred anonymity said that the deceased’s mother was confused on what to do with his corpse, hence her action.
“She is a widow and she didn’t know what to do when her son died, so she dumped the corpse in the cesspit. There was a lot of crowd in the community when the corpse was discovered. Some people mobbed her before the police intervened,” he added.
Meanwhile, the widow has been banished from the community while the police are currently investigating the matter to uncover the mysteries surrounding it.
The Baale of Ishaga Olaogun community said: “We don’t want this case to escalate beyond this and that is why I won’t say anything to you. Sanity has been restored to our community and the woman that committed the crime has been banished along with her children. She is in police custody.”
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident saying: “The decomposing corpse of a man, Kayode Adekunle, was discovered in a cesspit at Adekunle Compound, Baruwa, Ipaja. It was later discovered that the corpse was dumped there by the mother, Mrs. Bosede Adekunle. Kayode was an epileptic patient and he had fallen sick for some time before he died. Local government health officials were contacted for evacuation, while the case is under investigation.”
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