By O’star Eze
Residents of Loum village in Umunze, Orumba South local government area of Anambra state are still in shock following the discovery of the corpses of two young ladies along Umunze-Abia expressway.
Orient Weekend gathered that the corpses were discovered by farmers on their way farm before alerting Umunze vigilante group who subsequently invited police operatives that later evacuated them. According to one of the vigilantes (name withheld) who saw the bodies, “the corpses were lying by the expressway way after Federal Government College of Education, Technical, Umunze, just at the entrance of the pathway to Loum villagers’ farms.
“We were alerted by the farmers that made the discovery in the morning. When we got there, we found two female naked bodies. We also discovered that the bodies had their tongues cut off and looked freshly killed. We had to invite the police who came and took the corpses away,” he said.
Corroborating the story, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed said that the command got wind of the incident and rushed to the spot. “We took the bodies to General Hospital, Umunze (former Cottage Hospital) where they were confirmed dead. Autopsy revealed that the bodies appeared to have ingested some poisonous substance,” he said.
He said that police were still investigating the crime but suspects that the ladies were killed in one of the neighbouring communities and dumped in Umunze. The mortuary attendant of General Hospital, Umunze was not present when Orient Weekend visited there. However, a corps member who works in the hospital confirmed the incident. She (identity concealed) said that she was present when the bodies were brought in by the police.