Three kids who were found dead in a car at Ugwu Ogede in Itchi, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, have been buried.
The deceased children identified as Chibugo Eze, Chinenye Eze, and Ebuka Ene, were reported missing after they went to fetch water at a commercial borehole owned located at the home of a retired police officer. Their bodies were later found in a car parked at the home of the former police officer on Monday, November 23rd.
Martins Ezekwesili, the Administrative Secretary at Mbamili Diocese, who shared photos from the funeral on Facebook, stated that the Enugu state police command were yet to provide an official report on the outcome of their investigation.
His post reads in part,
“On Sunday, 22nd November 2020, by 9am, 5 children had set out to fetch water at a compound at Itchi, in Igbo-Eze South LGA, (in Igbo Nsukka) Enugu state. When the they couldn’t return, people went to search for them. Their wheelbarrow and containers were seen in the compound where they went to fetch the water.
“The search for the children lasted throughout the night of that Sunday until 3am on Monday when searchers retired, to start the search in the morning. It was in the morning of the Monday, 23rd that these children (below 11 years) were found in a car packed in the same compound where they had gone to fetch the water. 3 of the 5 children had died, while the remaining 2 were very weak.
“The police was alerted immediately, who took the dead bodies and the surviving ones. It was transferred to Enugu state police headquarters and to Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Enugu police command for investigation.
“Till today, no official report from the Enugu state police command on the outcome of their investigation. The dead bodies of the kids have been released for burial which took place today, Wednesday, 2nd December, and that’s the end of the innocent children”.
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