Residents of Okosu in Inland town, Onitsha, Anambra State woke up to behold a gory sight of decomposing bodies of twins dumped in a dustbin by a woman suspected to be their mother.
Daily Sun gathered that the twins, who were males, were dumped in a waste bin at Okosu by Umuike Junction, Inland Town within the commercial city of Onitsha by an unknown person at about 3am yesterday.
Although the identity of the suspect was not yet known at press time, passersby said the babies could be victims of unwanted pregnancy, adding that their mother had strangled them for easy disposal.
According to one of the early sympathizers, who pleaded anonymity, the mother of the twins could have strangled them to aid easy disposal, stressing that the suspect killed the babies to free herself from taking care of them.
The source said: “We just came out this morning only to behold this evil act and as a woman, I began to ask myself how a fellow woman and mother could kill such innocent children and dump them in a dustbin. It could be true that these innocent children were killed by their mother because they were unwanted but God will deny whoever that meted this type of cruelty on these innocent children, happiness that fruit of the womb brings.”
She also said that the babies could also have been strangled by their mother and her accomplice, noting: “No man would allow his blood that has reached this level of development to be wasted just like that but I am not disputing the fact that their mother strangled them to cover her wicked track but God will surely punish whoever that did this.”
Immediately the news spread to the entire neigbourhood, church ministers condemned the act and prayed God to grant the souls of the twins eternal rest while calling on young girls to be careful about their life styles.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Anambra State Police Command, Mr. Ralph Uzoigwe, could not be reached on the phone but the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Police Inland Town, Mr. E. Evans, said he had not received the information at the time of filing this report.