Groom and five others found dead after traditional wedding in Enugu community

A groom, Obinna Dike, and five others, including relatives and friends, were found dead in Akutara village, Adani community, Uzo-Uwani local government area of ​​the Enugu State.

State Police Command Spokesman DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed in a statement on Sunday August 28, said State Police Commissioner CP Ahmed Ammani had ordered an investigation. in-depth about the incident.

According to PPRO, the victims attended Obinna’s traditional wedding ceremony at Obollor-Eke in Udenu Local Government Area of ​​Enugu State on Friday, August 26, and continued the celebration upon their return. in Adani.

The next morning, Saturday August 27, they were all found unconscious in a room with a frothy discharge from their mouths.

The victims were rushed to hospital where six were confirmed dead while eight others are responding to treatment.

“Following the receipt of a report alleging the Sudden and Unnatural Death (SUD) of six (6) persons and the hospitalization of eight others, at Akutara Village in the Adani Community of Uzo-Uwani LGA , on 08/27/2022 at approximately 09:30, Enugu State Command Police Commissioner, CP Ahmed Ammani, fdc, ordered Enugu State CID to initiate a full investigation to elucidate the circumstances surrounding the death and hospitalization of the victims,” the statement read.

“He sympathizes with the families and friends of the deceased, while calling on people in the community to keep the peace and support the police with the information needed for the investigation.

“Meanwhile, preliminary investigation reveals that one of the confirmed deceased victims, Obinna Dike, 31 years old, attended her own traditional wedding ceremony at Obollor-Eke in Udenu LGA on 26/08/2022, with his loved ones and other victims of the incident. They then returned home and continued the celebration

“However, the next morning, none of them came out of the room they were sleeping in, which forced the door open, and everyone in the room was left unconscious with a foamy discharge from their mouths. .

“They were immediately transferred to hospital, where six (6) of them were confirmed dead and deposited in the morgue for preservation and autopsy, while the others are responding to treatment. Further developments will be communicated.

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