TRAGEDY struck on Tuesday in Ugwu Ogede, Itchi community, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State after the lifeless bodies of three children were found dead in a car parked at the home of a retired police office.
VANTAGE NEWS gathered that the three kids namely, Chibugo Eze, Chinenye Eze, and Ebuka Ene, were among five children reported missing after they went to fetch water at a commercial borehole owned by a retired police officer around 8:am in the morning of Sunday, November 22, 2020.
The two surviving children, Kingsley Eze, and Mmasichukwu after being revived said that they were abducted by three hooded men who abandoned them inside the car.
According to the children, the men returned in the middle of the night to take them away but the faulty car doors prevented them from gaining entrance into the car, and they left as a result.
It was reported that the parents of the children raised a search team after the children failed to return home having stayed for hours at the borehole.
According to Guardian, the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Ike Oke, said he mobilised personnel of vigilante and Forest Guard groups, who joined in the search of the missing children.
The Igwe revealed that the children were found after a girl who went to fetch water at the borehole heard the voice of a little child calling her name.
He added that the girl traced the voice to a car that has been parked for over six months inside the compound of the retired police officer and found the missing children, three of whom were already dead.