Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Anambra River: Autopsy begins on evacuated bodies

Enugu and Anambra state governments will jointly carry out autopsy on the 18 decomposed bodies which have been removed from the river on the border town of Amansea, between the two states.
The Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr. Bala Nassarawa, gave the figure on Monday while addressing Divisional Police Officers, DPOs, and other senior police officers in the state. Nassarawa confirmed that all the dead bodies were males, adding that three bodies had been selected for the autopsy because the other 15 had become too bad.
He said, “We have also discovered that there were no gun injuries or matchet cuts on their bodies as being speculated and the dead bodies were not up to 30 or 50 as rumored.”
According to him, the Commissioner of Police in charge of medicals, the state Commissioner for Health and pathologists from the two states would be involved in carrying out the autopsy.
The Commissioner assured that investigations into the matter would still continue.
The People of Amansea in Awka, Anambra state on Saturday discovered bodies floating on the River. The state Governor Peter Obi had offered N5 Million reward to anyone who had useful information on how the bodies got there
Source Citizens platform

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