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By Mazi Odera
some of the corpses at the Ugwuoba Ezu River
some of the corpses at the Ugwuoba Ezu River
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The Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, CON has expressed shock over the discovery of some dead human bodies in Ezu River within the confines of the border town of Amansea in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State. Ezu River traverses Enugu and Anambra States.

Obi was briefed about the incident on the telephone yesterday, and he quickly cut short his trip to the United Kingdom, rescheduled his return flight and arrived the State Sunday morning.

Asked by journalists to comment on the horrifying development, a visibly angry Obi retorted: “the fact that River Ezu flows into Anambra State from another State, shows these corpses obviously floated from elsewhere into our State. As you can see, the bodies are already decomposing and this shows that this incident happened some time ago”.

Continuing, he remarked: “but I do not care a hoot where they (the corpses) floated from; I am worried that this type of scenario could be witnessed in our country in this age and time”.

He added that Nigerians must respect the sanctity of human life just as other civilized citizens of the world believe that life is sacred.

His words: “this is a most barbaric and unacceptable development. It cannot happen in any decent society”.

It was learnt that Governor Obi has already contacted the Acting Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, asking him to embark on a thorough investigation into this strange occurrence even as he has assured that Anambra State Government had already begun a painstaking probe into the matter.

In order to facilitate investigation, Governor Peter Obi has announced an offer of Five Million Naira to anyone who provides necessary information which will help in unraveling the cause and circumstances of this strange incident.

It will be recalled that the people of Amansea woke up yesterday, (Saturday) to behold some corpses floating in the Ezu River. The bodies numbering about fifteen were those of able-bodied men most of who were spotting boxers and pants. Sunday newspapers are awash with stories of this shocking discovery. As at press time, no clue has emanated from the Security Agencies as to the cause of the incident and the identities of the victims.