The bodies of a couple, who were apparently shot dead by unknown gunmen, were found in the trunk of their car, a Toyota Camry with the plate number: EE-621-EU.
The grisly discovery was made by some people who passed by a deserted spot along the Tempo Junction, Umunya section of the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway on Wednesday morning.
A viral video on social media showed the black Toyota Corolla being examined by curious bystanders. The car doors were left open and the two bloody corpses were stuffed in the trunk.
The blood leaking from under the car trunk indicated that the victims were recently killed.
The Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the incident — saying that officers from the Oyi Division have taken and stored the two dead bodies in a morgue, while probing the cause and motive of their deaths.
Tochukwu said: “Police personnel attached to the Oyi Division led by the DPO at about 7:30 am today 24/1/2024, have recovered two lifeless bodies, abandoned in a car boot along the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
“The operatives also recovered the abandoned vehicle and some expanded cartridges at the scene. Meanwhile, bodies have been deposited in the morgue and investigations have commenced.
“Preliminary information revealed that those persons, a man, and woman, with marks of violence and gunshot injuries all over their bodies, were murdered and abandoned in a black Corolla car with reg plate number Lagos AAA 621 EU.
“Further details shall be communicated, please.”