Tragedy: Family of five, friend die after moving to own house

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Tragedy struck at Old Aiyepe road in Sagamu area of Ogun State when a family of five died under mysterious circumstances the very night they moved to their own house from the rented apartments they have been living for years

The man, a borehole driller, his wife, three children and a family friend all died in the building

Our Correspondent gathered that the house was suspected to have been fumigated with “killer chemical’’.

One of the sympthasisers, who accompanied the corpses to the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu said the man of the house, a borehole driller, had just spent a night in the new house.

The sympthasiser, who identified himself simply as Tony, said they perceived a foul odour on Thursday morning, which attracted them to the house.

According to him, neighbours around raised an alarm, which attracted the attention of the police.

Their remains have since been evacuated and taken to the mortuary of the hospital.

Sympathisers besieged the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital, wailing uncontrollably over the unfortunate incident.

The Ogun Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), AbimbolaOyeyemi, confirmed the incident, adding that the police would get to the root of the matter.

Oyeyemi said investigation into the matter had commenced in order to unravel the mystery behind the ugly incident.

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