Strangely, a couple whose twin boys were found dead in a deep freezer in their house on Saturday in Egbu, Otolo Nnewi of Anambra State, have asks the police to steer clear of the matter.
The parents of the twins, Mr. and Mrs. Nwachukwu Onwe, from Ebonyi State, had taken their late children, Peter and Paul, for burial in their home town.
A source close to the family who pleaded anonymity said, “The whole thing is confusing. The man and the wife said they wouldn’t want to make the matter a Police case.
“They have taken their children for burial in Isiagu, Ebonyi State. They rejected our advice for autopsy. We are confused.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the story.
He said, “The father of the children are not helping matters. He said he would not want to make the matter a Police case. He has asked the Police to release his children to him for burial.”
Asked whether that would be the end of investigation, the PPRO said, “No;” affirming that investigation would continue while assuring that the perpetrators would be brought to book.
Peter and Paul were reportedly found lifeless in an abandoned deep freezer in their apartment on Saturday.
The situation confounded members of the community, as they suspected ritual killing.
It was gathered that the deceased children, aged six, had returned to their mother’s shop after school on Friday before their mum instructed them to go home and change their clothes before coming back to the shop for their lunch, but they did not return.
A family source said, “The mother became worried after waiting for a while for them to come back as instructed, and quickly rushed home to find out what might have kept them back.
“But to her surprise, she didn’t see any of them at home.”
“The man and his wife, together with some of us, started going from house to house, asking if anybody knew about the children’s whereabouts, but all efforts were to no avail..
“It was the following morning that the lifeless bodies of the twins were found inside an abandoned freezer.”