Police to investigate mysterious death of 5 family members in Enugu

The police in Enugu State is set to investigate the mysterious death of five family members in the state.

Ahmed Ammani, the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, yesterday, ordered the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, 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, with her two children and two sisters.

The two children include a seven-year-old Udochukwu Odo, and her four-year-old brother, Chukwuemeka Odo, as well as Mrs. Odo’s two sisters, Martina Ezeme, and Ngozi Ezeme.

The five victims were discovered dead in their apartment at Amutenyi in Obollo-Afor community of Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, Saturday morning.

Part of the statement signed by the spokesperson for the police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, 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 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, forcefully 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.”