The Osun State Police Command on Sunday said it has commenced investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a couple, Olasunkanmi and Fisayo Eso, at their residence in Ilesha.
Residents of Ireti Ayo Area, Ilesha, had said the couple were found lying dead in their apartment last Friday.
Although the actual cause of the death has not been determined, a particular resident, who preferred not to be named for security reasons, urged the police to release the report of the autopsy conducted on the deceased.
The resident, who said the incident caused panic in the area, said police had evacuated the corpses for autopsy.
Confirming the incident in a chat with PUNCH Metro on Sunday, the spokesperson of Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, said the command was still expecting the report of the autopsy.
Opalola, who called for calm over the matter, however, said fumes from the generating set supplying the apartment occupied by the deceased, was strongly suspected as the cause of the 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.
“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 said.