I am still in awe as a result of this story. After what was supposed to have been a delicious family supper, eaten amidst hearty jokes and giggles, six members of the Umunna family in Uli, Anambra State, were found dead.
Those that were found dead after the unfortunate meal were Mrs Caroline Umunna, Madam Lucy Obodoeke, Miss Modesta Umunna, Miss Uchenna Umunna, Master Chisom Okorie and Ozioma, their house maid.
For Mr Charles Umunna, the head of the family, who is still in shock, has said the incident will remain green in his memory as a bitter reminder of the cruelty fate brought him.
Umunna, a staff of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Awka, whose wife, Caroline Umunna; two daughters, Uchenna, a first year student of Public Administration, Anambra State University and her sister who just finished School Certificate Examination and UTME; his in-law, Mrs. Lucy Obodoeke, who came for medical treatment; cousin, Chisom Okorie; and maid, Miss Ozioma Marcel; who joined the family three weeks earlier, were found mysteriously dead on Friday, it is a pathetic situation he is trying hard to comprehend.
Possibly because of their trauma and excruciating grief, Umunna and his remaining three children two boys and one girl, have relocated to the house of the Catholic Priest of St. Gregory’s Catho-lic Church, Eziama Uli, Rev. Fr. Joel Ibebuike.
Investigations are on as to what really caused the death.