The strange discovery of dead bodies discovered buried in shallow graves under the foundation of a popular church located at the Ugwuaji area along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Enugu State, has caused serious outrage with residents vowing to lynch the General Overseer of the church who is now on the run.
The corpses were found buried under the foundation of the church building, totally covered with concrete.
It was learnt that the construction of the building which commenced recently, and was at the foundation level before the gory discovery Monday, by one of the workers at the site who heard about the incident and discretely informed security agents who stormed the place and supervised the exhumation of the decomposing corpses.
The strange discovery was said to have attracted several passersby and motorists plying the road to the scene, as members of the public wept openly and blamed the quest for money and membership as the factors that could have led to the act, calling on the security agents to do everything possible to fish out the perpetrators of the act, who they suspected could be ritualists.
Some residents of the neighbourhood however, alleged that the building believed to be a proposed place of worship, belonged to a ritualist who disguised to be a man of God.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ebere Amaraizu, has confirmed the incident, adding that the corpses were recovered from the site following a tip-off.
“On information, three decomposing bodies were discovered and full scale investigations have commenced with a view to unmasking circumstances surrounding the incident.”