Anambra state police command, Wednesday, said it has discovered the dead and decomposing body of a 65-year-old medical doctor in his hospital, months after he died.
The corpse of Dr Gilbert Afam Gini, was found in a two flats he resides as a resident doctor and also uses to run his hospital, Santa Cruz clinic at No 9 Eze Crescent Ezinifite Okpuno, near Awka.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra state police command, SP Haruna Mohammed, said that one Barr Duke Onyebuchi Ezeonwuka, who manages the estate, discovered the body on Tuesday when he visited the property and found it locked inside with a strong stench emanating from it.
According to Muhammed, Ezeonwuka, he presumed the deceased traveled to Brazil in September as he usually did regularly, shutting down the hospital, not knowing he had died in his room.
“He was however taken aback by an unusual odour oozing out from one of the rooms on the upper floor, which prompted him to call on neighbours who assisted to open the window, whereupon they saw the decomposed body in the room.
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“Police detectives from ‘B’ Division Awka led by the DPO visited the scene and confirmed the incident. The victim’s Gionee cell phone, which was plugged for charging was recovered. Photographs taken.
“No implement of violence seen or observed and no foul play suspected from a critical analysis of the crime scene. The relatives have been contacted and arrangements ongoing to evacuate the remains for autopsy and prevent disease outbreak in the vicinity,” Muhammed said.