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The decomposing corpse of an unidentified woman has been discovered in the Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the dumped body was also without the head as of the time it was found.
An eyewitness whose name was given as Kinsley Alozie, told our correspondent on Monday that the headless body was sighted around Ohiya Mechanic Village inward Abia Towers yesterday by engineers who had gone to lay cable in the gutter they dug days earlier.
According to Alozie, who spoke to the engineer that was in charge of laying the cables, the engineers had said the stench that oozed from the decomposing body caused the workers to abandon the project pending when the relevant authorities would remove the body.
Alozie shared the audio of a conversation he had with the unnamed engineer with newsmen.
The engineer said, ‘My boys found another corpse yesterday. I was even in the church when they called me
‘The corpse is smelling. They were supposed to work there when they called and told me that they cannot work because they saw another dead body.
‘They saw it a few meters away from the place we saw the last body. The location is just after Mechanic Village coming towards Abia Towers. This one happened that they cut off her head.’
Explaining further, he narrated that the men had dug the gutter for the cables some days earlier but when they returned later to lay the pipes, they could no longer work because of the stench
‘They didn’t remove the first one and then there’s this second one. It is not close to the road, just after the gutter. Like two meters after the gutter,’ he said.
When contacted by reporters, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Maureen Chinaka, promised to look into the situation as it was not reported.