The people of Ameechi Ezzamgbo in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have been thrown into confusion following the return of their two daughters, who were believed to have been killed by suspected ritualists in Anambra State.
The girls, whose corpses were said to have been buried in the village few days ago, got missing when they went to Enugu to sell cassava fufu for their mothers.
According reports, the girls, simply identified as 16 year old Ujunwa and Chisom, 15 years, were said to have been defrauded of the proceeds after selling the food.
Ujunwa told Radio Nigeria that as a result of the incident, they boarded a bus to their Aunt’s house in Awka, Anambra State to seek financial assistance.
She explained that as a result of her mother’s threat and failure of her aunt to raise the money, they boarded another bus to Onitsha where they started selling sachet water.
Weeks after the whereabouts of the girls could not be established, their parents gathered that two female corpses suspected to be victims of ritual killing were lying somewhere in Anambra State.
The corpses, which were said to have semblance of Ujunwa and Chisom were later released to their family members by security agents and were subsequently buried in the village.
With the return of the girls, through the help of a member of the community, who spotted them in Onitsha after attending their supposed burial, the community faces the uphill task of exhuming the corpses or damning the consequences as noted by one of the community leaders, Prince John.
An Eyewitness to the burial of the two corpses described the incident as a costly mistake considering that they had more mature features than the girls who resurfaced.
The mother of Chisom pointed out that the supposed burial of her daughter was devastating but thanked God for sustaining her to witness her return.