Five people have been found dead in their home at Amutenyi, Obollo-Afor community in Udenu Local Government area of Enugu state on Saturday.
It was gathered that the husband of one of the victims, Rev. Adolphus Odo came back that morning to find the door to his home still locked while his two children and the wife’s relatives were nowhere to be found.
According to an eye witness, Mr Hillary Mama, in a telephone chat, stated that the incident is a mystery as no one can ascertain what killed the family as they were found inside a room.
“It was an early morning today when the husband of the deceased Rev. Adolphus Odo came back from where he passed a night and discovered that their doors were still locked and his wife, two children and two relatives of the wife were nowhere to be found.
He looked for them around the neighbourhood but they were nowhere to be found. After looking around, they decided to break the doors only to discover that the five persons were still inside the room but were stone dead.”
Mr Mama further revealed that “there was white foam in their mouths when they discovered dead.”
When asked if they were suspecting any foul play, Mama replied that “for now we are not suspecting anything because they were no longer alive to give us details of what they ate or what transpired. As I am talking to you now, their bodies have been taken to Enugu for autopsy and further investigation.”
Meanwhile the Udenu Council Chairman Hon Solomon Onah has visited the family of the deceased even as he ordered for immediate investigation and autopsy to ascertain the cause of their death.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Daniel Ndukwe couldn’t confirm the incident Within Nigeria but a senior police officer at the Obollo-Afor police division told stated that the incident is still being investigated.