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Decomposing Bodies Of Two Children Discovered In Abandoned Vehicle In Abraka, As Police Detain Car Owner

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By Daniel Dafe, Abraka

The decomposing bodies of two children identified as Fega and Kelvin aged seven and nine years respectively on Tuesday were found in the back seat of an abandoned vehicle in Okpoghoro Street, Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State.

Although, the police is yet to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of the two male children, a news that shook Abraka, the mother of the children, Odiri said she last saw her kids yesterday, adding that this morning, she was at the place of her mother-in-law, Felecia to find out if the kids were with her only to be told that they left since yesterday.

However, sources said that the state of the corpses show that the children may have been in the parked vehicle for over two weeks.

While the police is still investigating the matter, the owner of the vehicle, a green tinted Range Rover, Pastor Tayo, was detained by the police, as he expressed surprise at the matter.

Tayo, who works in Warri and on a daily basis shuttles his residence and work place, denied any involvement in the incidence.

Sources said it was the stench of the corpses that drew the attention of neighbours and passers-by that led to a search and the surprising discovery.

Police sources expressed surprise that the mother of the children did not report the case of her missing children to the police.

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Odiri, a hairdresser in the Abraka main market, was said to be at her business place when news got to her that her missing children were found lifeless and their corpses decomposing in a parked vehicle.

The said vehicle, we learnt, has been on the same spot for five years which the owner said was abandoned because of the much repairs that the car needed.

A relative of the family who spoke to Oasis Magazine (OM) under conditions of anonymity described the incidence as an act of carelessness.

Many residents in the university town hope in the coming days, a clear picture of what led to the death of the innocent kids would be known.

Odiri is said to be of the Igben family and a mother of five before she lost Tega and Kelvin.

Her husband, Meshack Izagabon died five years ago.

At the time of filing this report, the remains of the children have been buried in Abraka.

Attempts to speak with the police authority in the state proved abortive.

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