Reel of pain and shock over the death of five members of a family in their sleep on Friday night at Amutenyi Community in Obollo -Afor, Udenu Local Council of Enugu State.
The Wife of a cleric identified as Adolphus Odo, her two children, and two sisters had gone to sleep Friday night only to be discovered dead on Saturday morning.
The Police in the state have confirmed the death of the five persons and ordered an investigation to ascertain the cause of their death.
It was, however, gathered that one of the victims had an early morning appointment with a friend who went to their house to call her.
It was gathered that one Mrs. Chinyere Odoh, her two children: Udochukwu Odoh, aged 7, and Chukwuemeka Odoh aged 4, including her two sisters: Martina Ezeme and Ngozi Ezeme went to bed on Saturday night but died in their apartment before Sunday morning.
The State Police Command while confirming the incident in a statement issued on Sunday by its Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe said preliminary investigation revealed that the death of the victims was not natural.
He said the lifeless bodies of the deceased were found in two (2) separate rooms they slept in when Police Operatives from the Udenu Police Division of the Command were alerted and swiftly moved to the area.
The PPRO further said the lifeless bodies of the victims were immediately moved to the hospital and confirmed dead by doctors on duty, and their corpses were deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
He promised that further development will be communicated.
According to the PPRO, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Ammani, while describing the incident as unfortunate and expressing his condolences to the family of the deceased persons, directed that an investigation be thoroughly carried out and concluded within the shortest possible time.