Mother Throws Son's Corpse Into Cesspit
The police in Lagos State have arrested a woman, Mrs. Bosede Adekunle, for allegedly dumping the corpse of her son, Kayode, in a cesspit in the Baruwa area of Ipaja.
It was learnt that the decomposing remains of the 34-year-old were found on Saturday, November 26, five days after he was dumped in the cesspit.
It was gathered that Kayode had been sick for some time and had remained indoors under the care of the widowed mother and two sisters.
The victim had died under circumstances that are not clear.
The mother was reported to have taken the corpse and dumped in the cesspit in the community.
However, the stench from the corpse was said to have caught the attention of a resident who, after searching, found the body and raised the alarm. Residents were said to have recovered the remains from the cesspit.
A resident, Bode Osas, said a mob attacked the suspect before the intervention of policemen from the Ipaja division who whisked her away to the station.
He 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.”
Another resident, who did not want to be identified, said Kayode died from the sickness, adding that the mother was confused on what to do with his corpse and dumped him in the cesspit.
“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.