December 8, 2022



In Edo, Police raid shrine, get well 20 corpses

Operatives of Edo State police command have arrested three suspects in reference to 20 balmed corpses uncovered in a shrine in Benin Metropolis, the State capital.

The corpses embody 15 mummified male, three mummified feminine and two mummified kids.

The deputy spokesman for the command, Jennifer Iwegbu, who disclosed this in a press release stated the suspects had been arrested on the scene of crime.

She famous that “intensive effort is ongoing to arrest the opposite fleeing suspects”.

The deputy spokesman gave the identifies of the suspects in police custody as Chimaobi Okoewu and Oko Samuel, each of Afikpo in Ebonyi state and Gideon Sunday from Akwa-Ibom State.

In response to her, “Following credible info on the Command’s disposal that some corpse had been found in a constructing alongside Asoro slope off Ekenhua highway, Uzebu quarters, Benin metropolis, Operatives of the command instantly swung into motion and mobilised to the scene.

“To this finish, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police answerable for state CID to hold out a discreet investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the found corpses and due to this fact enjoins most of the people to be calm.” 

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