Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has commended the Federal
Government for instituting a committee to investigate the incident of
floating corpses at the Ezu River.
The Governor gave the commendation through the state Secretary to
Government, Mr. Amechi Okolo when the committee paid a courtesy call
at the government House, Enugu.
Governor Chime affirmed the readiness of the government and the
people of Enugu State to assist the committee in its investigation to
expose the perpetrators of the ugly act. He noted that the corpses
are Nigerians, adding that government and the people should not fold
their hands for such ugly actions. In his words “whatever is
obligations will be done to ensure that the perpetrators are exposed.
Governor Chime called for an exclusive interactive between the
committee members and relevant agencies in the state with a view to
finding out the root cause of the incident. Earlier in their separate
speeches, the leader of the committee were also the chairmen Senate
committee on Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence
that made the committee , Senator Paulinus Igwe Nwagu and Mohammed
Mogoro called on the government and people of Enugu State to assist
the committee in finding out the root cause of the ugly incident.
They noted that the Senate constituted the committee to find out the
root cause of the floating corpses at the river with a view to
forestalling future occurrences.
According to them, the corpses had homes and relations that should be
traced with a view to finding out what happened to them.
said that they had made a similar visit to Anambra as the river
affected the tow states and had interacted with the government and
people of the state who had made useful statements.
The committee called for the co-operation of the people of Enugu State
to enable it get to the root cause of the incident.
In an interview, one of the committee members Senator Christ Ngige
disclosed that eth result of the autopsy conducted on the corpses
would be made known in a couple of days. He expressed hope that the
committee had the needed tools to actualize the target of the