Information reaching InsideMainland that a middle aged man and another female were found dead inside a car parked in Mende community, Maryland, Lagos Mainland, in the early hours of today, Saturday, February 9, 2019.
It was gathered that the yet-to-be-identified victims were found dead inside the car which had a ‘Press’ tag on the windshield by residents who were going about their daily activities.
According to a source, a resident reportedly on Friday night, noticed the deceased in the car parked on the street with windows wound up and the air-conditioner on.
“The deceased guy’s brother saw them at about 11:00pm on Friday night in the car gisting and having a drink. They were however found dead this morning by another resident. They (deceased) looked like they slept off and died in their sleep as there were no signs of struggle or foam in their mouth. The boy thinks it’s either the drinks were poisoned or they died from carbon monoxide inhalation,” a source told InsideMainland.
Meanwhile, InsideMainland gathered that the residents made emergency calls to the response team of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) but got no response.
However, the Police operatives from the Anthony Police Division were contacted and officers were deployed to the scene.
The source said the events that followed the arrival of the Police detectives left the residents in shock. “When the Police came, the officer just shifted the guy’s body from the driver’s seat and drove the car away,” the source stated.
The source continued that; “The countenance of Police team didn’t show that the wanted to investigate the incident. The Police simply gave the verdict on the spot saying the cause of death was too much enjoyment. They didn’t secure crime scene nor disperse crowd.
“Another shocking thing was that the Police told the families they have to pay N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) each to retrieve the bodies of the deceased for burial.” Efforts are ongoing as at press time to get the Divisional Police Officer of Anthony Police Division for comments on the development.