Awka Capital City had a black Tuesday, when corpses of four married women were found dead and decomposed in a building at Olisa Onyeka Street in the Government Reservation Area (GRA).
When our correspondent visited the building it was gathered that one of the dead women, who owned the property, had lost her husband last Saturday and the body deposited at the mortuary.
It was on that fateful Saturday that the woman whose name was given as Mrs. Chinwe Obi, said to be a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (I NEC), Awka, invited three women suspected to be members of her church, the Omega Power Ministry (OPM) for an all-night prayers in her flat.
It took three days for her neighbour (name withheld) to alert people in the area about a decomposing stench and dirty fluid flowing from the flat.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hassan Karma said
”It’s quite unfortunate. It is something nobody should pray for. There was no sign of violence on their bodies. We also saw a power generating set but there was no fuel in the tank. It is left for an autopsy to be carried out on them, in order to find out what killed them.”
A source confirmed that the woman, in whose flat a prayer session was held, who was in her mid-forties, and her late husband had no children, and so it would be difficult to trace her relatives or the relatives of the other three dead women.