By Tony Adibe
The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mr. Ahmed Ammani has ordered a thorough investigation to ascertain the circumstances leading to the sudden death of five family members at Obollo-Afor community, Udenu Local Government Area of the State.
The Commissioner, who confirmed the “sudden and unnatural death” of the five family members, described the incident as unfortunate and ordered the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to handle the case. In a statement issued Saturday night by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Daniel Ndukwe said the command has ordered investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the victims.
Ndukwe stated, among other things: “The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Ahmed Ammani, 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 children: Udochukwu Odoh ‘f’ aged 7 and Chukwuemeka Odoh ‘m’ aged 4, as well as her two 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 9.25am of today, 08/10/2022.”
The PPRO also stated that 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.”
He said that at the moment, “preliminary investigation reveals that the said deceased persons went to bed the previous night and were not seen in the morning.”
However, Ndukwe added that “their lifeless bodies were found in two separate rooms they slept in, when Police Operatives from Udenu Police Division of the Command, who swiftly responded to a distress call on the incident, forced-opened the doors of the rooms.
“They were immediately moved to the hospital and confirmed dead by doctors on duty, and their corpses deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy. Further development will be communicated.”