At Ekwulumili yesterday, in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State it was all tears as six children of same parents died of food poisoning were buried.
Chukwuziterem,7; Onyekachukwu, 9, Chekwubechukwu, 11; Afomachukwu, 13; Chinemerem, 15; and Chukwuebuka, 17; died July 15, 2016 in mysterious circumstance of what their parents suspected to be food poisoning.
Apostle and Mrs. Oramalu, Parents of the deceased children tried to remain calm during the burial which was solemnized by members of Brotherhood of Cross and Star.
The mother of the deceased children, said she had submitted to the will of God as far as the death of her children was concerned.She, however, called on the government to properly help unravel the killer of her children.
She also called on the government to come to the family’s aid by awarding her last child who survived the incident scholarship as a way of nurturing the family’s only hope.
The mother of the deceased mentioned that some of the deceased had even chosen careers she said:
“Chinemerem said he would be an engineer and he started showing that because he could dismantle a generator or radio and recouple it. Some others said they would be doctors and lawyers. Afoma came second in an examination in the entire Nnewi South.”
The father of the deceased children, Apostle Oramalu said that he could name the killers of his children based on investigation.
He added that:
“Even though they are accusing me of using my children for rituals. How can that be? The children I suffered to give birth to and nurture. Why should somebody have that thinking? He queried, adding that the family would pursue the matter to a logical conclusion”.
The officiating priest, Bishop Michael Anene in his sermon pronounced a curse on the murderers.He said that someone must have been behind the death of the children, but that a grave consequences awaits the person/persons responsible.
He quoted several chapters of the Bible to buttress his pronouncement, saying“woe betide the killers of the children and it would have been better the person was not born than to have committed the act.”