The Lagos State government has halted the planned burial of Favour Daley-Oladele, a student of Lagos State University who was murdered by her boyfriend for money-making rituals.
The burial which was planned to hold on Tuesday was halted due to the state government’s investigation into the incident.
The development was revealed by the uncle of the deceased, Toyeme Solomon, to friends and sympathisers who were present at the Atan Cemetery on University Road, Akoka, Lagos.
Recall that Daley-Oladelea was reportedly killed by her boyfriend, Owolabi Adeeko, his mother Mrs Bola Adeeko, and the pastor of a white garment Church in Ikoyi-Ile, Osun State, Segun Philips.
Solomon noted that the family was advised by the state government at the mortuary to hold on until the investigation is concluded.
“What really happened was when we went to collect the corpse of Favour, we were told of a call that came in from the Lagos State Ministry of Health that we should hold on.”
“They said we should not carry the body until they finish the investigation. So, that’s why we couldn’t go ahead with the burial today.”
“The investigation is being carried out under the supervision of the Lagos State Ministry of Health and it is when the investigation is completed that we will know when to bury the corpse,” he said.
The investigation was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Olusegun Ogboye, he noted that the outcome of the investigation will be revealed upon the conclusion.
“Thereafter, a decision will be taken on the release of the corpse to the family”.