It was a sad day as residents of the Amaokpo suburb of Nike in the Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State Thursday as the corpses of five members of a family who died mysteriously in their house, were recovered and deposited in the morgue.
THE DAILY VENDOR correspondent gathered that the family of Onyekwere Chukwumalu of Eziowelle, Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State, were last seen on Monday and were discovered dead on Wednesday morning with their skin already peeling off.
It was also learnt that none of their neighbours knew about their death until a building contractor, who worked with Onyekwere, came visiting over an appointment with him and found the house locked but the family vehicle was parked outside.
The contractor became curious and on getting closer he discovered that the corpses of all family members were stationed as if they were praying.
However, the contractor raised alarm and few moments later the neighbours gathered and broke into the house only to find them dead with their skin peeling off.
It was also gathered that the police personnel from Abakpa Nike; the Chairman of the Enugu East Local Government Area, Alex Ugwu; and the United Nations Rescue Mission visited the scene of the incident and the corpses deposited to the morgue.
Eyewitnesses said in the process of bringing out the corpses, one of Onyekwere’s children, Arinze, 10, shouted ‘Jesus’ and was rushed to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozala, where he is said to be responding to treatment. Confirming to newsmen at the Enugu Orthopaedic Hospital, the South East Zonal Commander of the United Nations Rescue Mission, Emmanuel Okoye, said someone informed the team about the incident that a man and his family members were found dead and they went to the scene.