Anambra State Police Command has discovered and evacuated four mysterious dead bodies in a room along Olisa Onyeka Crescent, Commissioner’s quarters, Ifite, Awka, the state capital.
The policemen led by the state Commissioner of Police, Hassan Karma invaded the room in a two storey-building Tuesday morning.
The police team which was accompanied by an ambulance and some morticians, on arrival broke the door of the room and discovered four dead bodies.
The four ladies reportedly died on Saturday night in a room without any injury on their bodies.
One of the deceased was identified as Mrs. Chinwe Obi, a staff of Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission INEC, Awka, said to be the owner of the room.
The Landlady of the building, Ify Onyebumuo, told newsmen that she was contacted on phone by one of the tenants saying they were looking for the deceased tenant since Saturday.
Mrs. Onyebumuo noted that the tenants said awful water was dropping out from her (deceased’s) room, adding that she had not picked her phone since Sunday.
The landlady revealed that the deceased had lived in the building for 11 months.
Also speaking, the Caretaker of the building, Ignatius Machie, said he was contacted on phone by some tenants who told him they suspected some people died in that room.
Machie added that he was told the husband of that deceased also died on Friday in the same room.
It was confirmed by a tenant (name withheld) that the husband died on Friday and was taken to mortuary.
However, the police is yet to ascertain the identities of other three deceased persons.
When contacted the Commissioner of Police, said some tenants reported to the police that they perceived awful odour emitting from the room suspecting that something funny might have occurred in the apartment.
CP Hassan confirmed that the husband of the deceased tenant, who resided in Cotonou, died in the same room when he visited last Friday, saying that the other three women whose identity had not been disclosed were to be her Church members who came to sympathize with her over the death of her husband.
Hassan said that though the police was still investigating the mysterious deaths, it is suspected that generator fumes or food poison might have caused their deaths.
The commissioner disclosed that the remnant of soup in a pot found in the room had been taken for investigation while their bodies deposited in a mortuary in Awka were also being examined.
He assured that the police would continue in their efforts to ensure safety of life and property in the state.