THE Anambra State Police Command Monday announced the commencement of autopsy on the 18 corpses recovered from Ezu River in Amansea, Anambra State, on Sunday.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ballah Nasarawa, disclosed this to journalists during the launch of the Code of Conduct for officers and men of the Anambra State Police Command at the Police Headquarters yesterday.
“Tomorrow (today), police pathologists from Benin and government doctors in Anambra State will commence work on the autopsy.
“Investigation reveals that all the corpses are male adults, no females and children. It was also discovered that there were no gunshot injuries or any marks of violence found on the corpses,” he said.
The police boss also used the opportunity to refute the rumour making the rounds that 30 or 50 corpses were recovered, insisting that only 18 corpses were picked up from the river.
According to him, the state Commissioner for Health, who witnessed the evacuation of the corpses from the river on Sunday, will also be present during the exercise. “Investigation is on-going, and any further revelation will be made later to the press,” he added.
Source: The Guardian Nigeria