There was tears and confusion in Ephuenyim village in Ndiagu Okpuitumo community in Abakaliki local government area of Ebonyi State, yesterday, when two female children were found dead in a shallow stream in the village.
Worried by the mysterious death of the two children, the Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Martin Elechi, the state commissioner of Police, Mr. Maigari Dikko and the senator representing Ebonyi North zone, Senator Chris Nwankwo visited the family to ascertain the cause of death of the children.
Narrating the death of the deceased children, Ibuchi Nwangele, 8, and Oruomachi Nwangele, 2, the traditional ruler of the community, Eze Pius Nwangele, told the governor and his entourage that their corpses were discovered about 8 pm on Friday at a shallow stream in the village.
He explained that the community had undertaken an intensive search for the children some weeks ago when they disappeared.
Nwangele said the community suspects fowl play by the co-wife of the father of the children, one Mrs. Felicia Nwangele, who had been having a running battle with the mother of the children.