Friday, 11 September 2015


The crowd in the neighborhood kept on increasing at the ifite Awka Estate called Awka GRA on Tuesday morning when Daily Times visited the area.
Stories filtered in that corpses of four women in their forties were found in a certain one story building at Olisa Onyeka Street already decomposed.
Also a detachment of policemen had earlier arrived and ultimately forced one of the burglary proves to a window open.

Also an ambulance was already stationed at the entrance gate of the building awaiting the arrival of the Anambra State Police Commissioner of police Mr  Hassan Karma.

On arrival, Karma took an inspection of the compound along with his officers and men of the command.

Soon the morticians began to evacuate the four corpses out of the building to the mortuary .
Speaking with Daily Times  shortly after inspecting the corpses the Commissioner said " It's quite unfortunate, it is something nobody should pray for. There was no show violence on their bodies . We also saw a power generating set but there was no fuel in the tank. we also saw a pot of soup so we are suspecting carbon monoxide or food poison .

"The soup and their bodies would be examined, It is left for an autopsy   to be carried out on them  in order to find out what killed them.
Hassan also confirmed that the husband of the woman who based in Kotonu, when visited died on Saturday morning in the room .
He assured that the police would continue in their efforts to ensure safety of life and property.
Investigation by Daily Times revealed that one of the four Women who actually owns the flat Mrs Chinwe Obi a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Awka had deposited her late husband at a mortuary haven died of brief illness last Saturday morning .
Mrs Obi allegedly invited three women who are members of her church Omega Power Ministry (OPM) for an all night special prayers.
The all night prayers session snowballed tragically to the untimely death of the four women that Saturday night only for their corpses to be discovered three days later (Tuesday) after the bodies have decomposed.
Mrs Ify Onyebumuo the owner of the building told Daily Times that she was contacted on phone by one of her tenants saying they were looking for the deceased since Sunday.
Mrs Onyebumuo noted that the tenant said awful water was dropping out from her room, adding that she had not picked her calls since Sunday.
The land Lady revealed that the deceased had lived in the building for eleven months.
Also speaking the caretaker of the house Mr Machie Ignatius said he was contacted on phone by some tenants who told him they suspected some people had died in that flat.
Bar. Ignatius added that he was told the husband of that deceased also died on Saturday morning in the flat.

The identity of other three ladies had not been disclosed ,Though the police command is still making investigations on the remote and immediate cause of their death, Daily Times checks found out that a certain motor mechanic was invited by late Mrs Chinwe Obi to help her take her husband to the hospital.
The Said motor mechanic turned down her plea explaining that he could not make it as he was in far away Onitsha .
"When i came back from Onitsha, I went to see the woman who  is my customer only for her to tell me that her husband is dead and now in mortuary.
"She later told me to buy fuel for her power generating set which I obeyed and when i came back with the fuel Saw three other women in her flat.
"It is shocking that these four women just died like that and infact I cannot believe this" he said.
Though there was no fuel in the generator tank, it is being feared that the four women died of the fume from the generator which may have shophocated them.
Simon Nwoye one of the residents of the area who saw the corpses posited that .''You see from their faces and what i saw  around the flat, they may have been killed by the smoke from the generator.
Also speaking, Mrs Uloaku Madubugha who lives few buildings away from the scene noted that "if some one broke into the flat, we would have seen evidence of breaking and entry either through the window or through the door. But there was nothing like that . We also saw a pot of soup in the kitchen so one can suspect that they may have died of food poison. but it is left for the police to tell us"
Presently the building is fast becoming a pilgrimage centre of a sort as scores of people have continued to frequent the building while the next flat neighbor who refused to speak to Daily Times was said to have fled from the building out of fear.

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