A husband who is suspected to be a cultist, simply known as Evens, has allegedly murdered his wife and a five-year-old son, over an allegation that his wife was dating a rival cult group member.
The man committed the crime, at Igando area of Lagos where he left his residents in commotion. It was gathered that Evens, 32, beat his lover to death and later killed her five-year-old son.
According to an eyewitness, the suspect dumped the corpses of mother and son in the building's septic tank and bolted from the community.
Nobody was sure when the deceased were murdered, parents of the lady had already declared her and her son missing. The bodies of the victims were later discovered on Friday.
The decomposing bodies of mother and son were discovered when their lifeless bodies were stinking from the septic tank's direction.
A resident, who claims to be anonymity, said: "Finding the corpses of the lady and her son in the septic tank took everyone by surprise.
Last year September, when the septic tank in the compound was spilling, we decided to evacuate it.
After the clearing, we left the slab without cementing it. Recently, in one of our meetings, some of my co-tenants complained that whenever they flushed toilets, they smell a putrid stench emanating from the septic tank.
''That was what prompted us to open the slab again. We saw the decomposing bodies."
New Telegraph reports that the Community Development Association Chairman (CDA) was alerted immediately the corpses were found.
The chairman reported the matter to the Baale of the community. The matter was taken to the Igando police station.
The CDA Chairman, Busari Ahmed, said: "Since I moved into the community 25 years ago, we've not witnessed such incident.
When the matter was brought to my attention, I informed the head of the community and Igando police station. I was shocked to hear that the suspect had disappeared from the community." Ahmed further said: "The police were able to arrest the suspect through one of his friends, a co-tenant.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmos, said that the suspect was in police custody.
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