The Anambra state police command has made a shocking discovery in a room along Olisa Onyeka Crescent, Commissioner’s quarters, Ifite, Awka.
Newsday reports that police discovered four already decomposing bodies in a room on Tuesday, September 8. The team of police officers, led by the state commissioner of police, Hassan Karma, alongside an ambulance and some morticians, broke the door of the room and discovered four female dead bodies. The women died in the room without any injuries or signs that suggested any struggle leading to their deaths.
One of the dead women was identified as the occupant of the room, Chinwe Obi, an employee of Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission INEC, Awka. According to reports made available by tenants and the landlady of the house, Mrs Obi had only stayed in the room for 11 months. She lost her husband on Friday, September 4, in the same room. The other three women were said to be church members who came to sympathize with Mrs Obi.
The owner of the building, Ify Onyebumuo, told newsmen how she was telephoned by one of the tenants who said Mrs Obi has not been seen in the house since Saturday. She further revealed how the tenants had told her of the strange awful water dropping out from Mrs Obi’s room, adding that Mrs Obi had not picked up her phone since Sunday.
The caretaker of the building, Ignatius Machie, said he was also contacted by some tenants who told him they suspected people had died in the room. Machie confirmed that the deceased’s husband who died on Friday had been taken to the mortuary before the unfortunate tragedy.
Confirming the incident, CP Hassan said Mr Obi, who lives in Cotonou, died in the same room when he visited last Friday. He said that the other three women whose identities had not been disclosed were her fellow church members who came to sympathize with her over the death of her husband. Hassan said that though the police were still investigating the mysterious deaths, it is suspected that generator fumes or food poisoning might have caused their deaths.
The commissioner disclosed that the remains of soup in a pot found in the room had been taken for investigation, while their bodies taken to a mortuary in Awka were also being examined.
Meanwhile, about 200 students who wrote the post-UTME at Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra state, reportedly collapsed due to exhaustion while writing the exam on Monday, September 7.