Residents of Ugwu Ogede in Itchi, Igo-Eze South LGA of Enugu State were thrown into mourning after the bodies of missing three children were found in a car parked in the compound of a retired police officer.
Reports have it that the victims were sent to get water from a borehole owned by the retired police officer on Sunday but they didn’t return which made their families to raise alarm.
The children were found in Monday, November 23. It was gathered that two other children were also rescued from the car and after the adminstration of first aid, they disclosed that they were Abducted by three masked men.
The three deceased children have been identified as; Chibugo and Chinenye Eze and Ebuka Ene. The rescued victims are; Kingsley Eze, and Mmasichukwu.
The incident was also confirmed by the traditional monarch of the community, HRH, Igwe Ike Oke. He stated that he immediately mobilised the local vigilante and the forest guards when the matter was reported to him. He further diclosed that the kids were discovered after a community member went to fetch water and heard the voice of a child calling for help.
In his words;
“We were almost frustrated in our search when a community member who went to fetch water heard the voice of a little child calling her name. She traced the voice to a car that had been parked for over six months in the compound where she discovered the children and raised the alarm,”said the monarch.
“We found three of the children already dead by the time we opened the car. I think they suffocated to death because the car doors were stiffed when we tried to open it at first but we engaged an artisan who forced it open. One of the two children rescued said they went to fetch water but didn’t meet anyone at the borehole because the owner and the entire members of the family had gone to church service,”
“He informed us that they were about going home when three hooded men came from a hill beside the scene of the incident and abducted them into the car and left. He said they were all dressed in red cloths. He also said that the hoodlums returned at the middle of the night to take them away but they couldn’t open the car doors because they were stiffed. We are still investigating”
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