Six persons have been found dead in a room after attending a traditional marriage ceremony at Obollor-Eke in Udenu Council Area, Enugu state on August 26.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmed Ammani.
The statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Sunday in Enugu noted that; “Preliminary investigation reveals that one of the confirmed deceased victims, Obinna Dike, 31, attended his own traditional marriage ceremony at Obollor-Eke in Udenu Council Area on August 26 with his relatives and other victims of the incident.
“They thereafter went back home and continued with the celebration.
“However, the following morning, none of them came out of the room where they slept.
“This caused the door to be forced open, with all of them in the room found to be unconscious with foamy discharges from their mouths”.
He said that they were immediately evacuated to a hospital where six of them were confirmed dead and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.
Ndukwe noted that eight others had been responding to treatment.
Ndukwe stated that the Commissioner has ordered the state’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to look into the circumstances surrounding the death of the six people in an Enugu community.
The commissioner also directed the department to unravel why eight patients were hospitalised under the same strange circumstances in Akutara Village in Adani community of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area.