The Enugu State Police Command on Sunday launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the drowning of one Justus Oruka in a well in Enugu.
A statement by the command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, issued in Enugu, said that the incident occured at 10 a.m. on Sept. 21
Amaraizu said that the Homicide and Criminal Investigation Departments were doing everything they could to unravel the cause of the incident.
He noted that the victim, who lived at Uli Street, Ogui in Enugu, got drowned in a well inside an uncompleted building located at Pocket Layout in Nkpokiti in the state capital.
“People were seen gathered in their large numbers in Nkpokiti axis of Enugu to see things for themselves, while expressing shock and sorrow as they received the ugly information about a man that allegedly got drowned in a well filled with water.
“It was gathered that the deceased, identified as Justus Oruka, had allegedly got drowned in a well filled with water inside an uncompleted building at Pocket Layout, Nkpokiti where the deceased is said to be working as a house keeper.
“It was further gathered that when he was eventually recovered from the well and rushed to Eastern Nigeria Medical Centre he was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty,’’ he said.