Two men has been arrested by the Abia state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps with the corpse of a two-year-old girl. The suspects were apprehended when they were trying to
bury the corpse in an abandoned pit in Osisioma, near Aba.
The middle-aged suspects are Jonathan Nwogu from Mgboko
Umuola in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state and
Chibuike Anubuife from Ezeagu Local Government Area of
They were caught at Enyimba filling station near Ariaria
International, Aba while trying to take the girl’s corpse in a
sack for burial.
Parading the suspects in Umuahia, the state commandant of
the NSCDC, Andy Dateer, said: “It was a very sad day for the
According to him, his men on a routine patrol caught two
men in possession of a corpse of a girl of about two years old
in a sack. He said his men were attracted to the scene
following a quarrel between them and a man who would
have conveyed them to the scene in his car.
“As people started gathering, the owner of the car zoomed
off and my men arrested the two suspects,” he said.
Dateer said they will be handed over to the Police for
“If they had not been saved by his men the public would
have lynched them and the society would not be able to
know the mystery behind their act,” he said.
In an interview, Chibuike Anubuife said he saw the other
man for the first time and he asked him to help him bury
the dead girl.
Anubuife said that he was still discussing the logistics for
the burial of the girl before the men of the NSCDC arrested
In his response, the other suspect, Jonathan Nwogu said a
man approached him to help him bury the girl.