By Dayo Oyewo
A labourer identified simply as Dogo has died after falling into a septic tank belonging to a church in Badore, Ajah area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Friday when the deceased victim was engaged by the leadership of the church to work on the premises.
He said, “When the people around noticed his absence where he was working, they started to look for him. It was in the process of trying to locate his whereabouts that his body was discovered in the soakaway.”
The incident was said to have caused panic in the area as residents alleged that the deceased victim was used for ritual purposes, while others claimed that his body was mutilated.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.
He said, “Someone was engaged to evacuate the septic tank in the church. While he was doing the job, he fell into the septic tank. He was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead. And some angry youths burnt the church. The body was not mutilated. The policemen were there and they took pictures and no part of his body was removed. No arrest has been made yet.”