Friday, June 21, 2013

HORRIBLE: 7 Family Members, 2 Others, Die In Sleep - Delta State

Seven family members including a retired Military Officer identified as Jacob (surname withheld), and two other persons, one of whom a boyfriend to the daughter of the military retiree were on Tuesday found dead in shocking circumstances in their bungalow in Ogbeiawse Quarters, Ime-Obi, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Reports said the ugly incident put fear in the community quarters which became deserted when the news of the mysterious death of the entire family members filtered out.

As it were, two of the deceased identified as Nkechi and Patience were reported to be biological daughters of the retired soldier while three other kids aged between 3 and 4 years were his grandchildren.

The two others, eyewitness said, one of who was a boyfriend to the soldier’s daughter, was said to have visited his girlfriend on the fateful day and when it was night fall, he was persuaded against his will to pass the night there.

Sources said unsuspecting residents of the quarters were informed by the decomposing bodies giving offensive odour and in search of where it was coming from discovered the bungalow filled with “big flies buzzing” all over.

Although, there was no clue to the cause of their death, eyewitnesses said sympathizers who trooped into the premises screamed profusely in tears, while elders  claimed the death of the family members was a taboo.

A family member who do not want his name in print told our correspondent that one of the deceased had returned to Agbor penultimate Thursday for the one year anniversary of their mother’s death, adding that in the course of their discussion, she informed him of her intention to get married in November.

But LEADERSHIP Friday checks revealed that on their arrival from Lagos, they purchased a generating set to supply them electricity during  the activities  marking their mother’s remembrance.

According to our informed source, after the event on Saturday, they were said to have offered a thanksgiving on Sunday June 16, 2013, before the ugly incident.

“The following day (Monday, June 17, 2013), nobody was seen in the house as the bungalow was locked throughout the day and this led to insinuations that the man (Obuteh) may have gone to Lagos with his Lagos-based daughters, alongside the grandchildren. But this was never to be as the unfolding event the following day proved otherwise”, the impeccable source said.

When contacted, the Divisional Police Officer, Agbor Division, SP Dike Albert Uchechi, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation was on going to ascertain the real cause of their death. 


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