The discovery led to huge outrage yesterday at the Ugwuaji Area along the Enugu Port-Harcourt Express Road, Enugu State. The corpses were buried inside the foundation of the building suspected to be a church under construction and totally covered with concrete.
The State Police spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, said the discovery was made following a tip-off. He added that: “On information, 3 decomposing bodies were discovered and full scale investigations have commenced with a view to unmasking circumstances surrounding the incident.”
Sources revealed that one of the workers at the site, who heard about the burial of the deceased inside the foundation before it was concreted, alerted security operatives. Policemen then mobilized some laborers to dig out the foundation.
Some residents of the area alleged that the building believed to be a proposed place of worship, belonged to a ritualist who disguised to be a man of God. The discovery attracted several passersby and other road users.