The Police in Enugu has confirmed the discovery of three decomposing corpses and a human skull in a bush at Ugwuaji in Enugu South Local Government Area of the state. The Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed this on Tuesday in an interview with newsmen in Enugu.
The dead bodies were buried in shallow graves around a new church in Enugu.
The discovery evoked chaos and tears yesterday evening at Ugwuaji, along Enugu Port-Harcourt Express road, they included human parts and almost fresh dead bodies found in an uncompleted building.
Amaraizu said that the command discovered the corpses and the human skull on January 25, at 4 p.m. following a tip-off. He said the command would do everything possible to fish out the identities of the corpses and the cause of the death.
The police spokesperson warned that the command would not tolerate unlawful acts that would disrupt the existing relative peace in the state. He urged residents of the state to be security conscious and report to the police any suspicious movements or acts in their localities.
However, residents in the area are pointing accusing fingers on the new church located close to the scene. One of those who were at the scene described the act as “wicked and the most inhuman action I have seen in my entire life” he said:
“I was travelling when I saw the crowd there and had to stop. This is wickedness of the highest order. Accusing fingers are being pointed at a particular new church along that road; I don’t know who did this; but I must say that the wicked will never go unpunished. People no longer value human lives; for whatever purpose this was done, it is heart breaking.”