A 6-year-old boy, Treasure Akinsohun, who was reported missing days back, has been found dead inside a refrigerator at Iyana School in Ketu-Mile 12, Lagos.
The young boy’s mom, Eunice Akinsohun, had gone to visit his aunt from their home in Ikorodu, to celebrate Easter when tragedy struck.
Treasure was reportedly playing with other children on Tuesday in the compound when suddenly he disappeared only to be found the next day in one Patience Odowo’s freezer about five streets from his aunt's street on Wednesday.
According to Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, the command is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the young chap's death.
A distraught Eunice Akinsohun, who had filed a missing persons’ report at the Alapere Police Station the day before, narrated the tragic event to newsmen.
“I called my husband on the phone to inform him of the development," she said when asked about the next step she took.
“Before I got back home, a crowd had gathered at my sister’s house at Alapere to help in the search for my son. Throughout that day we couldn’t locate the exact place where he was. When my husband eventually arrived, he also tried his best with my sister’s husband and some elders in the community. He was still not found. That was how we went back to Ikorodu that night with tears and anguish.”
Eunice and her husband were on their way back to Alapere the next day to continue their search when she got a phone call that her son had been found in a woman’s freezer.
“I heard that the night my son was missing, the daughter of the freezer’s owner was sent to bring sachet water from the freezer, but she didn’t find the boy inside. I am surprised how the boy got into the freezer. I want police to investigate it and get to the root of the matter. I can’t sit down and allow my son to die in vain.”