The Lagos State Police Command has taken into custody a woman, identified as Bosede Adekunle, for allegedly dumping the corpse of her son, Kayode Adekunle, in a cesspit in the Baruwa area of Ipaja.
Residents found the decomposing remains of the 34-year-old Kayode on Saturday, five days after he was dumped in the cesspit.
According to the Punch, Kayode had been sick for sometime and had been kept indoors under the care of the widowed mother and two sisters.
According to the report, the victim later died under a circumstance that was not clear.
The mother and her two daughters were said to have taken the corpse and dumped in the cesspit in the community.
It was reported that the stench from the corpse caught the attention of a resident who, after searching, found the body and raised the alarm.
Residents were said to have recovered the remains from the cesspit.
Giving account of the incident, a resident, Bode Osas, said a mob attacked the suspect before the policemen from the Ipaja division intervened and carried her away to the station.
According to Osas, “The man had epilepsy and he had been sick for some time. He was said to have died last Tuesday night. After he died, she and her two children dumped his corpse in a cesspit behind their house.
“The mistake they, however, made was that they didn’t know that the cesspit was shallow and almost filled up with faeces. The odour of the corpse filled the area and five days after, the body was discovered.”