Governor of Anambra State Peter Obi promises N5 Million for Information on Bodies Found in Ezu RiverPosted on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 2:37 AM
By Adeola Adeyemo
On Saturday over 15 bodies were found floating on the river situated at the boundary between Enugu and Anambra States. The corpses that could not be easily identified were suspected to have been dumped in the river on Friday night by unknown persons.
Natives of Amansea said some of the bodies they saw had been swept away while some were still buried down the river and are expected to become afloat later.
Obi, who was away to the United Kingdom on official duty at the time of the discovery of the dead bodies, cut short his trip after being briefed by his aides on the mysterious development.
According to Vanguard, he said the corpses obviously floated from elsewhere into Anambra state. “The fact that River Ezu flows into Anambra State from another state shows that these corpses obviously floated from elsewhere into our state. As you can see, the bodies are already decomposing and this shows that this incident happened some time ago. But I do not care where the corpses floated from; I am worried that this type of scenario could be witnessed in our country in this age and time. This is a most barbaric and unacceptable development. It cannot happen in any decent society.”
He explained that the N5 million would go to anyone who provided necessary information which would help to unravel the circumstances surrounding the strange incident.
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