The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force said it is investigating the tragic death of five family members in the state over the weekend.
Naija News learnt that there was a commotion in Amutenyi, a village in the Obollo-Afor community in the Udenu Local Government Area of the state after the lifeless bodies of the five family members were found in their apartment in the community.
According to the report, the tragic incident happened on Saturday morning.
Police confirmed on Sunday through the command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, that the incident involved a woman, her two children, and two sisters, who visited her.
It said that the victims had been deposited in the morgue for autopsy to unravel the cause of their deaths.
The names of the deceased were revealed as Chinyere Odoh (the mother), her two children: Udochukwu Odoh ‘f’ aged seven and Chukwuemeka Odoh ‘m’ aged four, as well as her two sisters: Martina Ezeme and Ngozi Ezeme.
Disclosing further on the incident, Ndukwe said the State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, was bittered with the development and has ordered the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department to conduct a full-scale investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the sudden and unnatural death.
Ammani expressed his condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased person. Meanwhile, the Command said a preliminary investigation revealed 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 separate rooms they slept in, when police officials from the Udenu Police Division of the Command, who swiftly responded to a distress call on the incident, force-opened the doors of the rooms.
“They were immediately moved 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,” the police statement said.