There was chaos in Ugwuaji area of Enugu yesterday, January 25, when dead bodies were discovered in an uncompleted building along Enugu Port-Harcourt Express road suspected to be a church under construction.
According to Daily Post, the construction of the building whose owner could not be immediately ascertained, commenced recently and was at the foundation level before the gory discovery, Monday.
It was gathered from sources that one of the workers at the site, heard rumours about a deceased being buried in the foundation before it was concertized, alerted security operatives who invaded the location and hired some labourers who dug the foundation open and discovered the corpses.
Some people in the neighborhood alleged that the building is a proposed place of worship, belonging to a spiritualist who claims to be a man of God.
Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, the Enugu State Police spokesman confirmed the report saying that the corpses were recovered from the site following a tip-off.
“On information, three decomposing bodies were discovered and full scale investigations have commenced with a view to unmasking circumstances surrounding the incident.”
He assures residents not to panic as they have swung into action to crackdown on the ritualist and his cohorts who have killed and buried the deceased persons.
An eye witness described the act as “wicked and inhuman.”
“I was traveling when I saw the crowd there and had to stop. This is wickedness of the highest order. Accusing fingers are being pointed at a particular new church along that road; I don’t know who did this; but I must say that the wicked will never go unpunished. People no longer value human lives; for whatever purpose this was done, it is heart breaking.”