Just in: Tragedy struck in ‘Coal city’, Enugu as five family members die mysteriously
Inhabitants of Amutenyi village in the ‘coal city’, Enugu State’s Udenu Local Government Area were thrown into mourning on Sunday morning after the bodies of five family members were discovered in an apartment in the Obollo-Afor community.
Mrs Chinyere Odoh, her two children, Udochukwu Odoh, 7, and Chukwuemeka Odoh, 4, as well as her two sisters, Martina Ezeme and Ngozi Ezeme, went to bed on Saturday night but died in their apartment before Sunday morning, according to DAILY POST.
The State Police Command, in a statement issued on Sunday by its Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident and stated that preliminary investigations revealed that the victims’ deaths were not natural.
He stated that the deceased’s lifeless bodies were discovered in two (2) separate rooms they slept in when Police Operatives from the Command’s Udenu Police Division were alerted and quickly moved to the area.
According to the PPRO, the victims’ lifeless bodies were immediately moved to the hospital and confirmed dead by on-duty doctors, and their corpses were deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
He promised to keep everyone updated on the latest developments.
According to the PPRO, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, while describing the incident as unfortunate and expressing his condolences to the families of the deceased, directed that an investigation be conducted thoroughly and concluded as soon as possible.