Police discover dead body in a sack in Umuahia


The body of a yet-to-be-identified woman has reportedly been found in Amachara Community in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State.
Reports say that members of the community on sighting the bag called the police as fear couldn’t allow them go near the item.

A source from the area who gave his name as Gilbert said the body of the deceased was found near Amachara General Hospital, Opposite Assemblies of God, Umuokpara in Umuahia South LGA.

Meanwhile, Abia state commissioner of Police, Ene Okon, disclosed that the earlier information they had was that the people feared that the parcel was a bomb.

Ene said in response to the distress call from the area, the Ordinance Explosive Device (OED) was sent to the area to inspect the parcel, diffuse and evacuate the said item from the community, if found to be bomb as alleged.

According to the State Police Chief, the Bomb Squad on getting to the scene, and carrying out inspection discovered that it was not a bomb as the people had alleged.

Ene said that the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Umuahia as an investigation into the matter was ongoing.