By Ruth Oginyi and Nwogha Ndubuisi Andy
Three sisters have been mysteriously drowned in a river on Tuesday, 28 April, 2020 at Amaeze in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The siblings Chika, Chinelo and Chisom were seen floating on the river they were recovered and buried immediately by the riverside according to the tradition.
Report says before their death, the siblings were students of Comprehensive Secondary School Ishiagu.
A statement from the office of the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed the report and said that the deceased were recovered and buried immediately as the family doesn’t suspect any foul play.
She described the development as a sudden and unnatural death.
The statement read, “Today 28th April, 2020 at about 11:00am One Amamuche Okoro Aja ‘M’ of Amauzu Amaeze Ishiagu in Ivo L.G.A of Ebonyi State, reported at Ivo Divisional Headquarters that on the 25th April, 2020 at about 11:12am himself and the wife One Catherine Okoro ‘F’ went to the farm together with their three (3) children namely; One Chisom Goodness Okoro ‘F’ 18yrs of age, Chinelo Covenant Okoro ‘F’ 15yrs of age and Chika Godwin Okoro ‘M’ 14yrs of age, that after much work the children excused themselves to get refreshed at a nearby river.
“Ssensing that they had stayed too long, he sent his wife to call the children only to find out that they have all drowned in the said river.
“Mr. Okoro Aja narrated further that the three (3) corpses were recovered and buried immediately as there is no foul play suspected.”
“Following the report, the Divisional Police officer of the Area led a team of Police detective to the scene of the incident and immediately commenced investigation into the matter.”
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Ebonyi State, CP Awosola Awotinde mourns and commisserated with the deceased family, the general public especially the people of Amauzu-Amaeze Ishiagu in Ivo L.G.A of the State, for such unfortunate incident.