Lagos State Police Command has begun probe into the mysterious death of a businessman, his son, wife and a friend.
Adekunle Ajisebutu, the Public Relations Officer, debunk reports that they were killed by gunmen saying the eyewitness account of the late woman’s sister, who slept in the same house, did not include occurrence of armed robbery or assassination.
Ajisebutu said the sibling recalled discovering the lifeless bodies (names yet to be released) in the morning of 11th August, 2021, and alerted neighbours.
The victims, he explained had no marks of violence and were evacuated to the hospital where a medical doctor confirmed their demise.
“Another surviving victim, a brother to the businessman, was rushed to a government facility in Ikorodu where he was treated and later discharged.
“It is strongly suspected that victims may have died as a result of inhaling a poisonous substance,” he said.
Ajisebutu confirmed the corpses were released to the family for burial according to Muslim rites after the family objected to post mortem examination but Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed the State Criminal Investigation Department to probe the circumstances surrounding the incident.