An unbearable tragedy has befallen the family of Mr and Mrs Andrew Oseni of Owa Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State.
The ill-luck struck on Thursday, April 23, when the Oseni couple discovered the corpses of two of their children, David Oseni, 6, and Shedrack, 4, inside their deep-freezer, purportedly used for their ‘iced block’ business.
According to reports, the children were found frozen, apparently suggesting that they may have been there for some time. All efforts to revive them proved abortive as they were confirmed dead at the hospital.
The Osenis, who are natives of Etsako, Edo State, have been living in Owa Alero, the ancestral home of the mother. They are yet to get over the unfortunate incident.
Neighbours alleged that the parents had locked the children indoors and went out to conduct their daily businesses, only to discover the tragedy upon their return.
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The father of the deceased children said he had taken their generator for repairs and upon returning, powered it on to confirm its state, before loading it for the next day’s business.
“After 25 minutes, I lifted the top to check if the freezer was working optimally, only to behold the lifeless bodies of David and Shedrack in the freezer. I raised the alarm, calling the public to the scene.
“The children were immediately rushed to a private hospital where they were both confirmed dead by the doctor on duty,” Mr Oseni said.
Meanwhile, the police at the Divisional Office, Owa Oyibu, when contacted said investigations are on to unravel the mystery behind the tragedy.
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