Resident of Amokpo-Nike community in the Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State are worried over what could have led to the death of Dominic Chukwumalus, his pregnant wife, Chinaza and three children; Chioma, Oluebube and Blessing. Doctors are currently battling to save the family’s 10-year-old lone survivor, Arinze.On Wednesday, April 29, the people of Amokpo-Nike woke up to witness a heart-rending spectacle of the death of five members of the Chukwumalus in their house.
The Chukwumalus of Eziowelle, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, it was gathered, were last seen on the night of Monday, April 27. But they were discovered dead on Wednesday morning with their body peeled.
It was also gathered that nobody knew about their death until somebody who worked with the late building contractor, Chukwumalu, one Mr Sunday Eze, went to look for him on appointment but found his house locked and vehicle parked.
Eze, a mason, raised the alarm which led to the discovery of the death of the family members.
Speaking about the incident, Paul Chibuike, Chukwumalu’s brother-in-law, who first saw the bodies of his sister, her husband and kids before alerting the neighbourhood, stated, “I was contacted by one Sunday Eze who worked for my late brother-in-law. He told me that he dialled his phone for nearly two days but nobody answered the calls.”
The grieving Chibuike who is the younger brother to Chukwumalu’s late wife, added, “Eze told me that he went to my sister’s residence because he was to work on Wednesday, April 29 with my brother-in-law.
“To be sure that the appointment was still valid, on Tuesday, he tried my brother-in-law’s mobile phone from afternoon till night and nobody answered the call. On Wednesday, he continued calling the mobile and still no answer.
Police should uncover what killed my pregnant sister, husband, three kids in their room
“Out of curiosity, he went to check him at his block industry site but didn’t see him. He saw one of his friends, Emeka and asked whether he saw my brother-in-law. He was told that he (my brother-in-law) didn’t come to work even the previous day.
“Emeka told Eze according to him that the man that gave my brother-in-law the contract to build a house which they were supposed to have started that day also said he dialed his mobile but nobody picked the call.
“As he became worried about his boss’ whereabouts, Eze went to the New Market to see the mechanic who repairs his vehicle, but again met a brick wall as he didn’t see him.’’
He continued in tears, “When he was told by the mechanic that my brother-in-law was last seen the previous week, Eze decided to trace him to his house. When he got there, he saw his vehicle parked but saw nobody as the doors and windows were locked