By Ikenna Obianeri
Some suspected members of a cult gang have killed a yet-to-be-identified middle-aged man and dumped his corpse inside a partially destroyed tricycle near the back gate of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, Anambra State capital.
PUNCH Metro gathered on Thursday that the incident happened on Wednesday as the corpse caused panic in the community as residents and passers-by avoided the scene for fear of reprisal from rival cult gangs.
“His killers dumped the corpse a few hours ago. I just passed the scene after I parked my car where I have come to visit a sick relative at the hospital. The tricycle and the corpse were not there when I parked my car,” an eyewitness told our correspondent.
Another eyewitness said he saw when some people parked the tricycle at the scene.
“We saw when some people parking the tricycle at the scene and alighting. We thought they would return to pick up the tricycle.
“We did not know there was still another person inside the tricycle when others alighted; we only discovered a corpse inside the tricycle when people gathered around the scene shortly after,” the source said.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the development, adding that the corpse has been removed and deposited at a morgue.
“The body has been recovered and deposited at a morgue. The investigation is ongoing to unravel the circumstances behind the development,” Ikenga added.