Police Recovers 4 Lifeless Bodies Inside Room Delta


Police Recovers 4 Lifeless In Bodies Inside Room Delta

The Delta State Police Command has confirmed the mysterious death of four persons, three males and one female, whose lifeless bodies were found at the living room of a two bedroom apartment at Rich Man Garden Estate, behind Anglican Girls Grammar School, Asaba, Delta state.

The state commissioner of police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, while confirming the incident, said the cause of their deaths was still unknown.

“The fifth victim, named Maxwell who was unconscious, was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre for revival. He was placed on oxygen at the said hospital.

Meanwhile, the deceased are yet to be identified, but their ages range between 20 and 27,” he said.

The commissioner said that investigation is ongoing to unravel the cause of their death. “If the unconscious victim survived, he would assist operatives to know what caused their death,” he said.

Residents of the estate have continued to express shock over the incident, saying that a power generating set that worked all through the night might have been responsible.

One of the deceased neighbours, who preferred anonymity, claimed that when he assisted in evacuating the corpses, the generating set was at the balcony; stillb on.

“I went in there to assist in the evacuation and I counted five persons, four boys and one girl. One of the boys was still alive, but in critical condition. I did not see any drug or related substance. All of them are sitting in the parlour at the time we entered,” the source said.

Another concerned resident said they were worried that after over 24 hours, nobody came out of the apartment, and that the generator was not turned on the following evening.

“This created suspicion. So, at dawn, we invited the police to come and check what was amiss. It was when the police opened the door that we found the lifeless bodies of four persons,” he said.

On his part, another neighbour, identified simply as Odogwu, said other occupants of the building raised concerns over the well being of the new tenants, who had not come out of their flat even when rains had soaked their belongings.

“At night, we discovered that even when it rained on their properties, they did not come out and then we knew all was not well because no sane person will leave his properties under the rain when he can take them inside.

“This morning we became worried that they did not care for their properties and that was why we invited the police so that we can ascertain if all was well behind closed door,” Odogwu said.

The landlord of the building, Onuoha Okonji said he was surprised to discover that four more persons had joined the original tenant, who he identified as Maxwell from Ozoro; adding that he was baffled when he got a distressed call about the tragedy. Okonji said Maxwell was introduced to him by an agent, adding that they concluded transactions before the said Maxwell moved in.

Chairman of the estate, Clement Okafor, suspected that the victims might have died due to prolonged inhaling of carbon monooxide from the generator.

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