Suspected cultists have killed a yet-to-identified middle-aged man and dumped his corpse inside a partially destroyed tricycle close to the back gate of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, Anambra State capital.
The incident took place on Wednesday as the corpse caused panic in the area as residents and passers-by avoided the scene in fear.
An eyewitness who spoke to Punch said, “His killers dumped the corpse a few hours ago. I just passed the scene after I parked my car where I have come to visit a sick relative at the hospital. The tricycle and the corpse were not there when I parked my car.”
Another eyewitness said he saw when some people parked the tricycle at the scene.
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The source said, “We saw when some people parking the tricycle at the scene and alighting. We thought they would return to pick up the tricycle.
“We did not know there was still another person inside the tricycle when others alighted; we only discovered a corpse inside the tricycle when people gathered around the scene shortly after.”
The incident was confirmed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, noting that the corpse has been removed and deposited at a morgue.
Ikenga said, “The body has been recovered and deposited at a morgue. The investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances behind the development.”
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