It was a heartbreaking moment as the three children found dead in a car parked at the compound of a former police officer were laid to rest.
Freshreporters had reported that three children identified as Chibugo Eze, Chinenye Eze, and Ebuka Ene, who went missing after they went to fetch water at a commercial borehole owned and located at the home of a former police office were found dead in a car parked at the compound.
The 3 dead bodies were discovered at the home of a retired police officer located at Ugwu Ogede in Itchi, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State on Monday, November 23.
Other two children named Kingsley Eze, and Mmasichukwu were equally rescued from the same car.
The families of the deceased children accompanied by mourners buried their beloved children on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
The Administrative Secretary at Mbamili Diocese, Martins Ezekwesili, took to Social media to share photos from the funeral with the caption:
“On Sunday, 22nd November 2020, by 9am, 5 children had set out to fetch water at a compound at Itchi, in Igbo-Eze South LGA, (in Igbo Nsukka) Enugu state. When the they couldn’t return, people went to search for them. Their wheelbarrow and containers were seen in the compound where they went to fetch the water.
“The search for the children lasted throughout the night of that Sunday until 3am on Monday when searchers retired, to start the search in the morning. It was in the morning of the Monday, 23rd that these children (below 11 years) were found in a car packed in the same compound where they had gone to fetch the water. 3 of the 5 children had died, while the remaining 2 were very weak.
“The police was alerted immediately, who took the dead bodies and the surviving ones. It was transferred to Enugu state police headquarters and to Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Enugu police command for investigation.
“Till today, no official report from the Enugu state police command on the outcome of their investigation. The dead bodies of the kids have been released for burial which took place today, Wednesday, 2nd December, and that’s the end of the innocent children.
MY PERSONAL OPINION ON THE ISSUE
“These kids belong to the society, the church, the traditional authorities, the police and the state.
“Perhaps, the traditional authorities, individuals of the affected communities (Nkalagu-Obukpa and Itchi), the church, the Igbo-Eze South LGA authorities might have done their best to see that the cause of the death of these kids was unraveled, but I still believe they need to do more.
“If this had happened to counselors of the local government, or priests of the church, or to a traditional ruler (Igwe) or affluent individuals of the society, there would have been serious investigation to the case. That’s when you would understand how powerful the church is. They would send lawyers and barristers”
Though at the time of filling this report, there is no official report from the Enugu state police command on the outcome of their investigation concerning the tragic death of the children.
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