Residents of Egbu Umuenem village, Otolo Nnewi, in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State were thrown into confusion over the weekend following the discovery of corpses of twin brother, Peter and Paul Onwe in an abandoned freezer right beside their parent apartment.
According to the respondents, the boys were asked by their mother, Mrs Onwe to go to their nearby home and pull off their school uniform before returning to the shop.
One of their neighbours, Mr Gregory Ezenwa narrated that after waiting in vain for them, their mother hurriedly went home searching for them but could not find them.
Mr Ezenwa said the development caused panic in the entire area as they all raised alarm and searched all nooks and crannies without success.
He went further to say that it was at about four o’clock on Saturday morning that the children’s mother heard sound on an abandoned freezer inside their apartment only to open it and found her twin boys dead with foaming substance in their mouths.
Mr Ezenwa who said they were still confused about what could have happened to the vibrant twins, called on security agents to unravel the mystery behind what he described as an abomination.
Another resident and eye witness, Mrs Chizoba Chukwuma recalled how playful and respectful the boys were and appealed to government to give them justice by unraveling the cause of their death.
Meanwhile, the Police Command in Anambra State said it had commenced investigation into the death of twin brothers.
When contacted on phone, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Haruna Muhammed told Radio Nigeria that security men would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators were brought to book.
Mr Mohammed said that investigation had commenced into the incident despite the prayer of the parents that police should stay out of the matter.
Mr and Mrs Nwachukwu Onwe, who were said to be indigenes of Ebonyi State, had since taken Peter and Paul home for burial.