It was a sad day for the people of Ugwu Ogede, Itchi, Igbo-Eze South LGA, Enugu as the three children who were found dead in a car were laid to rest.
Recall that Pinaxonline.com published a story few days ago reporting that five missing children were found in the abandoned car of a retired policeman when they went to fetch water and how only two children survived.
According to Martins Ezekwesili, the Administrative Secretary at Mbamili Diocese in a post he made on his Facebook page on Thursday night, the children were laid to rest on Wednesday. He also shared photos of the funeral which had hundreds in attendance.
Ezekwesili also disclosed that there has been no headway on the investigation. He also photographed the parents of the deceased and the survivors.
His post reads;
“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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