Flood: Police recover 2 bodies at Obosi, Idemili LG
By Sunny A. David, Onitsha
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police Mr. Garba Umar has implored the Public to stay away from the flood ravaged areas and take safety precautions in order not to expose themselves to danger.
Mr. Umar reacted on the discovery of a man and woman laying at Odume Obosi, in Idemili North Council Area.
Narrating the incident, Mr. Umar said that on getting the information, the police patrol team attached to Obosi Division visited the scene and rushed the victims to Unity hospital, Obosi where a medical Doctor certified them dead on arrival.
He noted that preliminary investigations revealed that the victims were suspected to have been drowned and carried away by heavy downpour on Saturday as the area is heavily ravaged by flood erosion as a result of the downpour within the same locality.
Meanwhile, the female body was later identified as Mrs. Oluchi Nwafor, a Staff of First Bank Ochanja branch, Onitsha, while effort is ongoing to establish identity of the male victim.
Police Patrol teams have been deployed to the affected areas to save lives and prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation.
Meanwhile, the Anambra State Police Command has nabbed two armed robbery suspects for dare devil midnight robbery, at Amansea, Awka North.
The suspects, One Ikechuckwu Atakpa and his accomplice, one John Osita, both aged twenty-one years were said to have broken into the residents of one Professor Eric Ofoedu of Nnamdi Azikiwe University and Nweke Friday of Amansea, robbing them of Toyota Camry Car, three Laptops, International passport, unspecified Cash and other valuables.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Haruna Mohammed (SP), the exhibits recovered from the suspects include, the Toyota Camry stolen from the first victim, one fabricated Pistol, and Twenty five Cartridges.
Other exhibits are five laptops, two machetes, an International passport belonging to the Professor, a Hacksaw, handsets and other accessories.
The PPRO said the suspects who were apprehended by a detachment of the Police Force, have confessed to the crime and are assisting the Police with useful information that could aid investigation after which they would be charged to Court for prosecution.