Tragedy struck in Amutenyi village, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State after the mysterious death of five family members in an apartment in the Obollo-Afor community.
According to reports, the incident which involved a woman, her two children, and two sisters on a visit happened on Saturday.
Police authorities confirmed the incident on Sunday, saying the recovered bodies had been deposited in the morgue for autopsy to unravel the cause of their deaths.
In a statement, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Daniel Ndukwe, said a preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased persons went to bed the previous night and were found lifeless in two separate rooms where they slept.
He identified the victims as Mrs. Chinyere Odoh, her two children Udochukwu Odoh ‘f’ aged seven, and Chukwuemeka Odoh ‘m’ aged four, alongside her two sisters – Martina Ezeme and Ngozi Ezeme.
According to the PPRO, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, who described the incident as unfortunate, has directed the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department to conduct a full-scale investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the sudden and unnatural deaths.
CP Ammani also expressed his condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased persons.
“The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, *CP Ahmed Ammani, FDC, has ordered the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (the State CIID) of the Command to conduct a full-scale investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the sudden and unnatural death of one Mrs. Chinyere Odoh, her two (2) children: Udochukwu Odoh ‘f’ aged 7 and Chukwuemeka Odoh ‘m’ aged 4, as well as her two (2) sisters: Martina Ezeme and Ngozi Ezeme, in their apartment at Amutenyi in Obollo-Afor community of Udenu Local Government Area, which was reported at about 9.25 am of today, 08/10/2022,” the statement read.
The Commissioner, while describing the incident as unfortunate and expressing his condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased persons, has further directed that the investigation be thoroughly carried out and concluded within the shortest possible time.
Meanwhile, preliminary investigation reveals that the said deceased persons went to bed the previous night and were not seen in the morning. However, their lifeless bodies were found in two (2) separate rooms they slept in, when Police Operatives from the Udenu Police Division of the Command, who swiftly responded to a distress call on the incident, forced open the doors of the rooms.
They were immediately taken to the hospital and confirmed dead by doctors on duty, and their corpses were deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy. Further development will be communicated.Follow us on social media