GOVERNOR Sul-livan Chime of Enugu State said yesterday that the government and people of the state were ready to assist in the ongoing investigation into the discovery of floating corpses at the EzuRiver with a view to fishing out those responsible for the act.
The governor applauded the decision of the Federal Government to institute a committee to investigate the incident, saying the need to get to the root of the matter had become very imperative to unmask the perpetrators.
Chime made this known through the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Amechi Okolo when the committee paid him a visit at the Government House, Enugu. He noted that the corpses are Nigerians, adding that government and the people should not fold their hands over such ugly actions.
In his words “whatever is our obligations will be done to ensure that the perpetrators are exposed.” The governor called for an exclusive interactive between the committee members and relevant agencies in the state with a view to finding out the root cause of the incident.
Earlier in their separate speeches, the chairmen Senate Committee on Police Affairs and National Security and Intelligence which made up the committee, Senator Paulinus Igwe Nwagu and Mohammed Mogoro, called on the government and people of EnuguState to assist the committee in finding out the root cause of the ugly incident.
They noted that the Senate constituted the committee to find out the root cause of the floating corpses at the river with a view to forestalling future occurrences.
According to them, the corpses had homes and relations that should be traced with a view to finding out what happened to them. They said that they had made a similar visit to Anambra as the river affected the two states and had interacted with the government and people of the state who had made useful statements.
The committee called for the co-operation of the people of EnuguState to enable it get to the root cause of the incident.
In an interview, one of the committee members Senator Christ Ngige disclosed that the result of the autopsy conducted on the corpses would be made known in a couple of days. He assured that the committee had the needed tools to actualize the target of the investigation.