Family stops police from investigating couple’s death in Osun -


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Friday, 8 October 2021

Family stops police from investigating couple’s death in Osun

The Osun State Police Command said it has discontinued investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a couple in Ilesa last Friday.

The family had requested a thorough investigation into what lead to their death.

However, the spokesperson of the command, SP Yemisi Opalola, said the 25-year-old son of the deceased sought a court injunction to stop police from further investigation on the matter.

Recall that last Friday, a couple, Olasunkanmi and Fisayo Eso were found dead in their apartment.

The 12-year-old late couple’s maid, simply identified as Lara, who was said to have been living with them for three years was alleged to have poisoned the deceased.

The maid, it was gathered, was adopted by the couple at the age of nine and has been living with them till their death.

Opalola told KHORGIST that the deceased’s son insisted his parents did not die of poison but generator fume.

The police spokesperson said, “The family filled a court injunction to stop police from investigating the death of the couple. The son said his parents died of generator fume.

“He said the maid was not affected due to the distance of her room to the generator house. They said they didn’t want any autopsy to be conducted. So we cannot continue the investigation to ascertain the cause of their death”, Opalola explained.

However, the couple had on Thursday been buried at their residence, Ireti Ayo, Imose area of the town.


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