The Lagos state police command have arrested an elderly man and his daughter over the death of his 10-year-old grandson, Abdullah Adisa, in Ikorodu area of the state.
According to the police, the mother of the deceased and his father have been divorced following allegations of infidelity. The deceased boy and his mother moved in with her father in Ikorodu, the boy fell ill and died in the process.
Shortly after his death, his grandfather without informing the father of the boy, asked that he be buried. Trouble started when the father of the deceased demanded to see his son. After ignoring him for sometime, the mother of the deceased opened up saying that their son which was the only child they had while being married, had died.
“When the father of the child demanded to see his son, he was told that the child had died. He requested for the corpse, they told him his corpse had been buried in cemetery already. The father of the child reported the case to the police. When the police asked the grandfather to take the operatives to the spot of burial at the cemetery, he could not do so’ a police source said
This prompted their arrest. The police say they would be charged to court once investigations into the matter has been completed.