When Lagosians particularly Ikorodu residents thought cases of mysterious deaths have been nipped in the bud, tragedy struck again.

A couple alongside their children were killed in the latest attack in the early hours of Sunday in Oke Ota community, Ibeshe.

Mr. and Mrs. Adejare and two of their children have been reported dead while a third child is said to be in coma at the Ikorodu General Hospital.

The children were reportedly aged between five and one. Two of them were identified as Siyin and Ajoke, both females.

The assailants allegedly cut the window net of the family’s apartment to gain entry.

There are allegations that the assailants smashed the victims’ heads with a stone and left the area unnoticed.

A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the incident became known around 12pm when church members of the deceased checked on them.

He said the assailants came through the kitchen, tore the net and entered the house.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State police spokesperson, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, said the killings had no connection with the Badoo cult, adding that the location of the family’s residence was not accessible to vehicles.

He said, “The house is just a room and parlour with one open window and no visible form of security. A family of five were attacked. Three died on the spot, one died while receiving treatment at a hospital and the last member is alive and responding to treatment.

“No visible trace of violence or clues linked to the cult was found. No stone was found at the scene. A case of murder is being investigated by police detectives, which doesn’t fit in the modus operandi of the cult.”