The police in Enugu are currently investigating into an incident which has reportedly left at least two people dead while several others have been hospitalized. The people were said to have eaten a dead pig during a funeral ceremony at Amaegbu village, Ede Oballa community in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu state.
According to the Enugu State police spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the incident, one of the deceased was identified as Fidelia Ugwuobi. The identity of the second has, however, not be ascertained.
It was gathered that one Emeka Akwaeke and one Uche Eze allegedly cooked the dead pig which they shared to the guests that attended the burial of one Akwaeke at Amaegbu village. Those who ate the meal served with the meat suspected to have been poisoned during the funeral last Thursday fell sick and two of them died few hours later.
The police spokesperson said the sick ones were rushed to various hospitals in the area for treatment. According to him, investigations are already on to unravel the actual cause of the deaths and illness.