Ezu River: 15 Mystery Corpses To Be Exhumed

float-bodies-638x300Apparently the dead can no longer rest in peace as the Anambra state government, following shocking results from autopsy conducted on  three of the 18 mystery corpses evacuated from the Ezu River, has ordered the exhumation of the remaining 15 corpses already buried.

Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, Bala Nasarawa, had on Tuesday, said that three bodies, out of the 18 evacuated, had been selected for autopsy, as, according to him, the other 15 had decomposed and therefore buried.

But speaking to newsmen yesterday, in Awka, Anambra State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Lawrence Ikeako, who is a member of the autopsy team, said that following preliminary results, the remaining 15 corpses buried without scientific examination would be exhumed. While refusing to disclose details of the team’s findings, Ikeaku only said that the test so far carried out has been revealing.

He however maintained that exhuming the bodies was important to ascertaining the real cause of the death of each of the persons. He also assured the people of the state that the final outcome of the autopsy would be made public soon as the 15 bodies have been examined.