Mystery as five family members die in Enugu

Corpses of five members of a family who died mysteriously in their house have been recovered and deposited in the morgue at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu.

The family of Onyekwere Chukwumalu of Eziowelle, Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State, were last seen on Monday but were discovered dead on Wednesday morning with their skin already peeling off.

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It was learnt that neighbours who were in tears, did not know of their death until a building contractor, who worked with Onyekwere, went to keep an appointment with him and found the house locked but the family head’s vehicle was parked outside.

Because there was no response when the contractor called, he was forced to move closer and discovered the corpses of members of the family in a heap as if they were praying.

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Eyewitnesses said in the process of bringing out the corpses, one of Onyekwere’s children, Arinze, 10, shouted ‘Jesus’ and was rushed to the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozala, where he is said to be responding to treatment.

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The cause of their death could possibly be food poisoning since there was no generator in the house to suggest that it could be as a result of fumes from it.