The Eyin Ala area of Akure, Ondo State, was thrown into mourning after two kids of the same parents, Olufemitan (nine) and Oluwafifunmi (seven), were found dead inside a non-functioning freezer in their house on Road 1, Eyin Ala, Akure.
It was gathered that the mother of the children, Mrs. Olubunmi Olaitan, went outside and left the two primary school pupils in the house playing.
Before she returned home, the two children were dead in the freezer.
It was, however, not clear how the deceased got into the freezer and locked themselves in.
A source told journalist that some unknown persons who later dumped their lifeless bodies inside the freezer to give an impression that they suffocated could have killed the children.
Another source said the two kids might be playing inside the freezer and mistakenly got locked in when their mother was not at home.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, describing it as sad and unfortunate.
He explained that there was no evidence that the boys were killed, adding that the command did not make any arrest.
“We do not suspect any foul play because it appeared as if the kids were playing inside the deep freezer and it locked up when there was nobody at home to open it for them,” he said.