The middle-aged suspects Jonathan Nwogu from Mgboko Umuola in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state and Chibuike Anubuife from Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State were caught at Enyimba filling station near Ariaria International, Aba while trying to take the girl’s corpse in a sack for burial.
The suspects were apprehended when they were trying to bury the corpse in an abandoned pit in Osisioma, near Aba.
Parading the suspects in Umuahia, the state commandant of the NSCDC, Andy Dateer, said:
“It was a very sad day for the command.”
According to him, his men on a routine patrol caught two men in possession of a corpse of a girl of about two years old in a sack. He said his men were attracted to the scene following a quarrel between them and a man who would have conveyed them to the scene in his car.
“As people started gathering, the owner of the car zoomed off and my men arrested the two suspects,” he said.
Dateer said they will be handed over to the Police for proper investigation.
“If they had not been saved by his men the public would have lynched them and the society would not be able to know the mystery behind their act,” he said.
In an interview, Chibuike Anubuife said he saw the other man for the first time and he asked him to help him bury the dead girl.
Anubuife said that he was still discussing the logistics for the burial of the girl before the men of the NSCDC arrested them.
In his response, the other suspect, Jonathan Nwogu said a man approached him to help him bury the girl.