By Augustine Ehikioya
With the death of six persons under suspicious circumstances in Akutara Village in Adani Community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Ammani, has ordered full scale investigation into the matter.
Beside the six death persons, eight others are said to be hospitalized in the area.
This was revealed in a Bulletin of the Police Command dated 28th August, 2022 and issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It reads “Following the receipt of a report alleging the Sudden and Unnatural Death (SUD) of six (6) persons and the hospitalization of eight (8) others, at Akutara Village in Adani Community of Uzo-Uwani LGA, on 27/08/2022 at about 0930hrs, the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Ahmed Ammani, has ordered the State CID Enugu to launch a full-scale investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death and hospitalization of the victims.
“He commiserates with the families and friends of the deceased, while calling on residents of the community to maintain peace and support the Police with necessary information in the investigation.”
Preliminary investigation, according to the statement, has shown that one of the confirmed deceased victims, Obinna Dike aged 31, attended his own traditional marriage ceremony at Obollor-Eke in Udenu LGA on 26/08/2022, with his relatives and other victims of the incident.
“They thereafter went back home and continued with the celebration,” it added.
The statement went on “However, the following morning, none of them came out of the room where they slept, causing the door to be forced opened, with all of them in the room found to be unconscious with foamy discharge from their mouths.
“They were immediately moved to the hospital, where six (6) of them were confirmed dead and deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy, while the others are responding to treatment.”