In a new development coming from the family of the twin boys who were found dead in a freezer yesterday in Anambra State, it has been gathered that the parents of the kids who have taken their late children, Peter and Paul, for burial in their home town, said they do not want the matter to be made a Police case.
According to a source close to the parents of the twin boys, Mr. and Mrs. Nwachukwu Onwe, from Ebonyi State who are at the center of the incident which occurred on Saturday in Egbu, Otolo Nnewi of Anambra State, they also rejected an advice for an autopsy.
“The whole thing is confusing. The man and the wife said they wouldn’t want to make the matter a Police case.
“They have taken their children for burial in Isiagu, Ebonyi State. They rejected our advice for autopsy. We are confused” a source told Punch’s correspondent.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the story said;
“The father of the children are not helping matters. He said he would not want to make the matter a Police case. He has asked the Police to release his children to him for burial.”
On if that will be the end of investigation, the Police spokesperson said;
“No;” affirming that investigation would continue while assuring that the perpetrators would be brought to book.
It was gathered that prior to the heartbreaking incident,the deceased children, aged six, had returned to their mother’s shop after school on Friday before they were instructed to go home and change their clothes before coming back to the shop for their lunch, but never did.
A family source said, “The mother became worried after waiting for a while for them to come back as instructed, and quickly rushed home to find out what might have kept them back.
“But to her surprise, she didn’t see any of them at home.”
“The man and his wife, together with some of us, started going from house to house, asking if anybody knew about the children’s whereabouts, but all efforts were to no avail..
“It was the following morning that the lifeless bodies of the twins were found inside an abandoned freezer.”