Fidelity bank banner Camano banner
4 women found dead in Commissioners’ Quarters Awka

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 10/09/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 4,945

Four dead bodies of women were on Tuesday discovered in a room along Olisa Onyeka Crescent, Commissioners’ Quarters in Ifite, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State by the State Police Command.

The four women were said to have died on Saturday night without the knowledge of the neighbours or any visible sign of injury.

Among the deceased was the staff of the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) who was said to be the main tenant of the room, Mrs. Chinwe Obi. She was also the Electoral Officer of Onitsha.

Responding to questions from journalists the Landlady of the building, Ify Onyebumuo said that she was contacted on the phone by one of the tenants who complained that they have not seen the deceased since Saturday and that there was foul smell oozing out of her room.

“The tenant said that awful water was dropping out from the deceased’s room and she has not picked her calls since Sunday. The deceased has been a tenant in the building for 11months.”

On his part, the Caretaker of the building, Mr. Machie said that he was contacted on his cell phone by some tenants who told him of their suspicions that people may have died in the room.

News Express gathered from another tenant that the deceased’s husband who was based in Cotonou but came home on a visit passed on in the same room on the Friday preceeding the Saturday that the wife and three others died and has since been deposited in the mortuary.

When contacted, the State Commissioner of Police, Hassan Karma said that some of the tenants reported to the police that they perceived awful odour coming out from the room and that the occupant of the room could not be reached.

He confirmed that the husband who came on a visit died in the same room on Friday preceding the day the four died.

Karma noted that the other three deceased women whose identities are yet to be ascertained were members of her church who came to sympathise with her over the sudden demise of her husband.

Giving insight to their discovery when the police visited the house the Commissioner of Police disclosed that a remnant of a pot of soup suspected to be carbon monoxide infested or poisoned as well as a generator set was discovered in the room.

He noted that the soup as well as their bodies had been taken to the mortuary for examination.

Karma assured that the police would continue in their efforts to ensure the safety of lives of properties in the state even as investigations continue on the possible cause of death of the four.

Source News Express

Posted 10/09/2015 05:03:44 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Strike: Stay at home, MTN tells Nigerian staff...

Yes, BAN US —Kaduna achaba (okada) riders tell...

To northerners, Buhari is doing well, By Evaristus...

Fuel Price Hike: Don’t expect any palliatives, Kachikwu...

BREAKING: Boko Haram overwhelms troops in surprise attack...

Unions demand removal of VC over mismanagement of...

China Development Bank, UBA sign $100m loan deal...

Police nabs suspect who robbed, raped and killed...

AIG Joseph Mbu boasts of how he tamed...

Google launches digital skills for Africa programme in...

Expect sweeping changes, Obiano tells Anambra judges, civil...

Dormant mining and exploration operators to lose licenses...


Latest News Manchester United sack Mourinho BREAKING: Police barricade National Assembly entrance Buhari no longer in charge — Secondus •Declares 2019 year of liberation for Nigeria 9 soldiers face court martial over indiscipline Travel ban: FG submits names of 39 alleged treasury looters to Immigration Pandemonium in Ekiti as lunatic chases teachers, pupils with stones 2019: Tinubu eyes 3m votes for Buhari in Lagos Police ban pasting of campaign posters at night EFCC arraigns fake prophet, doctor for alleged N2.4m fraud How oil companies evade taxes, royalties in Nigeria Kaduna attack: Troops take over Jema’a LGA Ayade grants amnesty to dreaded Bakassi militants


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (431,187 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (395,598 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (328,448 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (282,738 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (248,474 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,560 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (212,562 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,778 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (180,274 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,821 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,617 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (154,048 views)


CBN banner Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,889) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (974) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (681) Global Business Monitor (313) International (2,842) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (147) Maggie's Blog (74) News (41,546) Opinion (1,154) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,225) Religion (920) Sports (1,828) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera