The Enugu State Police Command has apprehended two suspects over the corpse of a young lady found in a drainage along Presidential Road, Independence Layout, Enugu.
Grotesque pictures of a dead Miss Chiamaka Orji, 20 years old had surfaced on Facebook in the early hours of Monday, 30th March 2021.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu that the body was evacuated to the hospital, following information received in the early hours of March 29 by police operatives attached to New Haven Police Division, Enugu.
The police spokesman said that she was confirmed dead by a doctor on duty at the hospital and her corpse was deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
Ndukwe said that the Command was appealing to the general public to aid the police with useful information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of all perpetrators involved in the crime.
“The Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, has ordered the state’s Criminal Investigation Department to carry out a full-scale investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of the young lady.
“To this end, the Commissioner also advised young persons in the state to be wary of whom they go out with to avoid becoming victims of such despicable acts.
“He enjoins the general public, especially residents of Enugu metropolis, to assist the police with useful information that will lead to the arrest and prosecution of all the assailants,” Ndukwe reiterated.