A couple in Osun State was reportedly found dead in their home while the mystery behind their demise is unknown.
The Osun State Police Command has begun an investigation and findings into the sudden and strange death of the couple in Ilesha.
On Friday, October 1, Olasunkanmi, 55, and Fisayo Eso, 50, were found dead in their flat.
Although no cause of death has been established, one Isaac Haastrup said that carbon monoxide poisoning (generator fume) was suspected, but that confirmation would need an autopsy.
“I want to state that preliminary investigation shows that the power generating set placed close to the kitchen’s window with it’s exhaust pipe facing the window and that of the sitting room’s all of which were left open, was met running by the neighbors that fateful morning,” he wrote.
“While not preempting results of the police and medical investigations over the allegation of poisoning, one may not also rule out the possibility of carbon monoxide from the generator contributing to their deaths. We are working on the cause of the deaths and will keep you posted.”
In a conversation with Punch on Sunday, October 3, police spokesman Yemisi Opalola confirmed the event and stated that the command was still awaiting the autopsy results.
However, Opalola, who urged calm in the situation, said gases from the generating set that supplied the deceased’s apartment were strongly suspected as the cause of death.
She then assured that a thorough investigation would be conducted to unravel the mystery behind the incident.
“Mr Eso Olasunkanmi 55-yrs and his wife, Fisayo, 50-yrs of Ireti Ayo along Ijebu-Jesa Rd., Ilesha, were found dead on the floor of their dining room,” she stated.
“The command is still waiting for the autopsy report from the hospital to ascertain the actual cause of their death, please. Fumes from a generating set supplying the apartment occupied by the deceased is strongly suspected. But the thorough investigation would be conducted to determine the cause of the death,” Opalola added.