The police in Lagos have arrested a woman, in whose freezer a six-year-old boy, Treasure Akinsohun, was found dead, hours after he was declared missing.
The freezer was normally used to sell water and soft drinks.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana confirmed the arrest on Friday to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, saying that the corpse had been deposited at the mortuary, while investigation was ongoing.
According to Elkana, on April 23, at about 8.30pm, one Eunice Akinsohun of Oyedele Street, Alapere ketu, reported her six-year old son, Treasure missing from about 9am.
He said the corpse of the boy, a day later, was found in a freezer, inside the shop owned by Eunice’s neighbour, one Patience Odowo. Patience’s shop was at 12 Orisigun Street also in Alapere.
Odowo was promptly arrested. Sources had earlier told NAN that Treasure and his mother lived in Ikorodu and had gone to Ketu to celebrate the Easter holidays with his mother’s younger sister.
NAN gathered that Treasure and some children in his aunt’s compound were playing when he suddenly disappeared, but his body was later found inside the freezer at Orisigun Street, about five streets from where his mother’s younger sister resides.