COMMISSION ASKS ENUGU TO DETERMINE CAUSE OF DEATH OF 51 CORPSES IN ITS MORTUARY

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The National Human Right Commission (NHRC) has requested the Enugu State Government to institute a coroner’s inquest into the cause of death of 51 strange corpses it discovered at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), including one allegedly killed by men of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS), Enugu.
The NHRC made the request after a preliminary investigation of a petition from the Enugu office of the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) last year, accusing officials of SARS, Enugu, of engaging in the extra-judicial killing of Chukuma Iheizie, a 30 year old male allegedly killed by one Bolu of SARS.
NHRC’s Chief Press Secretary, Fatima Agwai Mohammed, said in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday that, in line with the commission’s Standing Order and Rules of Procedure, it “discovered additional human remains of about fifty young men (with red marker on them) at the same mortuary where Chukwuma Ihezie’s body was deposited”
The commission particularly asked the state’s Chief Judge to ensure the conduct of the coroner’s inquest with a view to unraveling the cause of the death of the 51 corpses.
-Thisday

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