The mysterious deaths of a groom and six wedding guests on Saturday in the community of Eka Utara in Adani, Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, has caused confusion.
It was reported that the victims had attended a traditional wedding ceremony in Obollor-Eke in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State on Friday, August 26, and continued with the celebration when they returned to Adani.
In a statement on Sunday, 28th August, the Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed that the groom and six others were found unconscious in a room with foamy discharge from their mouths, the following morning, Saturday, 27th August.
The victims were rushed to a hospital where six were confirmed dead while eight others are responding to treatment.
While commiserating with the families, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Ammani, urged the community to maintain peace as a full-scale investigation has been ordered into the incident.
The statement reads: “Following the receipt of a report alleging the Sudden and Unnatural Death (SUD) of six (6) persons and the hospitalization of eight others, at Akutara Village in Adani Community of Uzo-Uwani LGA, on 27/08/2022 at about 0930hrs, the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, CP Ahmed Ammani, fdc, has ordered the State CID Enugu to launch a full-scale investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death and hospitalization of the victims.