The Force has commenced full investigation into the “sudden and unnatural” death of the family, the Enugu command of the Nigerian Police Force has said in reaction to the mysterious death of a family of five in Amaokpo community, in Enugu East LG of the state.
ASP Daniel Ndukwe, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, in a statement also stated that the corpse of the deceased has been taken to the hospital for a medical autopsy.
The statement reads;
“Following a complaint received on 29/04/2020 at about 1400hrs at Unity Police Station of the Command of an alleged sudden and unnatural death of a family of six (6) at City Estate Layout, Amaokpo Nike, Enugu, Operatives of Station, led by its Divisional Police Officer, SP Siga Malgwi, immediately moved to the location where they sighted the bodies lying lifeless in a room.
“The building was cordoned off, while Enugu East Local Government Health Authorities were contacted for examination and evacuation of the bodies. However, in the course of disinfecting the building before the evacuation, the only son of the family, Arinze Onyekwe, was found to be unconscious, and was immediately rushed to the hospital where he is said to be recovering.
“Other members of the family whose bodies have been evacuated to the hospital for medical autopsy include Dominic Onyekwe (Husband), Chinaza Onyekwe (wife), who is suspected to be pregnant, and Chioma, Oluebube and Blessing their daughters.
“Meanwhile, investigation is ongoing to ascertain the cause of their death.”