Decomposing body of tenant discovered in Lagos home

Bala Elkana Lagos Police PRO

Neighbours have discovered the decomposing body of a tenant, Ijeoma Eminista, in her one-room apartment at No. 21 Onitolo Street, Surulere, Lagos.

The search for the young woman began after neighbours noticed her disappearance for two days.


The attention of the landlord, Gbolahan Adesanya, was called when they noticed her window was kept open while she was seen lying on the bed.

One of the tenants in the apartment, identified as Kafayat, who spoke with said she saw the deceased on a Tuesday before her disappearance.

The landlord was said to have come to see for himself three days after Eminista was last seen in public.

Lagos police spokesman, Bala Elkana, said the incident was reported on August 16.


He said police officers forced the door open and evacuated the corpse which they kept at Mainland Hospital, Yaba.

Mr Elkana said investigators are making efforts to contact the deceased’s family.