The bloated bodies of two toddlers were found on Tuesday night inside a well belonging to Celestial Church of Christ, Ijegun, Lagos state. The toddlers are both two-year-olds and female kids, they were suspected to have strayed while playing and accidentally fell into the well.
One of the dead children, identified as Oreoluwa Michael, is the daughter of the church’s Pastor, Michael Adishade, while the other child, Oreoluwa Ileran, was that of a resident of 37 Opeleye Street in the same vicinity.
The search for the kids began after the mother of the second child noticed that her daughter was missing.
After the bodies of the kids was recovered from the well, they were rushed to nearby Gratitude Hospital, unfortunately, they were confirmed dead.
The emotional mother who revealed that incident has been reported to Isheri Oshun Police Division, told Vanguard;
“When I noticed that my baby was nowhere around the apartment at about 5p.m., I went to look for her. “While the search was on, I decided to get water to wash my face as I was already exhausted. “To my greatest shock, I noticed something was afloat. On closer observation, I discovered they were human beings. I rushed out to alert people, who came to bring out the lifeless bodies.
“But some people suggested we should rush them to the hospital, that they could have fainted. When we got there, my worst fear was confirmed.”
However, some residents are alleging that the children could have been murdered and thrown inside the well because the well was closed. One of them said:
“Why should the well be closed if indeed the children fell in. It should have remained opened. We suspect foul play, but we leave that to the Police to investigate.”