Seven family members including a retired Military Officer identified as Jacob (surname withheld), and two other persons, one of whom a boyfriend to the daughter of the military retiree were on Tuesday found dead in shocking circumstances in their bungalow in Ogbeiawse Quarters, Ime-Obi, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.
said the ugly incident put fear in the community quarters which became
deserted when the news of the mysterious death of the entire family
members filtered out.
As it were, two of the deceased identified
as Nkechi and Patience were reported to be biological daughters of the
retired soldier while three other kids aged between 3 and 4 years were
The two others, eyewitness said, one of who
was a boyfriend to the soldier’s daughter, was said to have visited his
girlfriend on the fateful day and when it was night fall, he was
persuaded against his will to pass the night there.
unsuspecting residents of the quarters were informed by the decomposing
bodies giving offensive odour and in search of where it was coming from
discovered the bungalow filled with “big flies buzzing” all over.
there was no clue to the cause of their death, eyewitnesses said
sympathizers who trooped into the premises screamed profusely in tears,
while elders claimed the death of the family members was a taboo.
family member who do not want his name in print told our correspondent
that one of the deceased had returned to Agbor penultimate Thursday for
the one year anniversary of their mother’s death, adding that in the
course of their discussion, she informed him of her intention to get
married in November.
But LEADERSHIP Friday checks revealed that
on their arrival from Lagos, they purchased a generating set to supply
them electricity during the activities marking their mother’s
According to our informed source, after the event on
Saturday, they were said to have offered a thanksgiving on Sunday June
16, 2013, before the ugly incident.
“The following day (Monday,
June 17, 2013), nobody was seen in the house as the bungalow was locked
throughout the day and this led to insinuations that the man (Obuteh)
may have gone to Lagos with his Lagos-based daughters, alongside the
grandchildren. But this was never to be as the unfolding event the
following day proved otherwise”, the impeccable source said.
contacted, the Divisional Police Officer, Agbor Division, SP Dike
Albert Uchechi, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation was on
going to ascertain the real cause of their death.