The Abia State Police Command has freed two suspects, Chibuike Anibuife , 25, and Jonathan Nwogu, 45, reportedly caught at Osisioma Junction, Aba, with a corpse of a three- year-old girl.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Geoffrey Ogbonna, of the Command’s headquarters in Umuahia that the suspects had been thoroughly investigated and found to be innocent.
Ogbonna said the corpse was genuinely handed over to them by the father of the deceased for for burial.
Vanguard reported last week on how the suspects were apprehended when they were trying to bury the corpse in an abandoned pit in Osisioma, near Aba.
The middle-aged suspects are Jonathan Nwogu from Mgboko Umuola in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state and Chibuike Anubuife from Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
They were caught at Enyimba filling station near Ariaria International, Aba while trying to take the girl’s corpse in a sack for burial.
The state’s Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr. Andy Dateer, had last week paraded the suspects, saying his men on patrol rescued the men from being lynched by a curious mob at Aba, when the content of the sack was discovered to be the lifeless body of a child.