Residents of Enugu, the Enugu State capital, have been gripped by monumental consternation following the discovery of three dead bodies buried in shallow graves at Ugwuaji community, along the Enugu Port-Harcourt Express Road, Daily Post reports
The inhuman incident, which left residents in tears, occurred on Monday evening, January 25, 2015.
It was gathered that the corpses were buried beneath the foundation of a building suspected to be a church under construction and totally covered with concrete.
It was believed that the construction of the building, whose owner could not be immediately ascertained, commenced recently and was at the foundation level before the gory discovery.
Unverified sources claimed that the gruesome disclosure was brought to light by one of the workers at the site, who heard about the burial of the deceased inside the foundation before it was concretised, who then alerted security operatives.
Detectives of the Nigerian Police Force were said to have ordered some labourers to dig the foundation open before the corpses were discovered.
Residents alleged that the building believed to be a proposed place of worship, belonged to a ritualist who disguised to be a man of God.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that security operatives have swung into action to crackdown on the alleged “ritualist” and his cohorts, who killed and buried the deceased persons.
Confirming the incident on Tuesday, January 26, the State Police spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, said the corpses were recovered from the site following a tip-off.
He said: “On information, three decomposing bodies were discovered and full scale investigations have commenced with a view to unmasking circumstances surrounding the incident.”
“The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police have commenced investigations into the incident of discovery of three decomposing corpses and also a skull by its operatives on 25/1/16 at about 4pm at a bush by Ugwuaji in Enugu along Enugu/Port Harcourt Express road with a view to establishing the identities of the corpses, where they were allegedly killed from and the possible suspects amongst others.”