Police Uncovers Ritualist Den With 20 Mummified Bodies In Edo
August 18, 2022
Residents of Edo State woke up to a shocking discovery yesterday as the Police Command discovered a suspected ritual shrine with 20 mummified bodies.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu said the officers swoop into action following credible information at the command’s disposal that some corpses were discovered in a building along Asoro slope off Ekenhua road, Uzebu quarters,Benin city.
At the scene, 3 suspects, Chimaobi Okoewu (Male) and Oko Samuel ‘M’ both of Afikpo in Ebonyi and Gideon Sunday ‘M’ of Akwa-Ibom State were arrested while others fled.
She said an intensive effort is ongoing to arrest the other fleeing suspects.
She however stated that 15 mummified male corpses, 3 mummified female corpses and 2 mummified children corpses were discovered at the scene.
To this end, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of state CID to carry out a discreet investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the discovered corpses and therefore enjoins the general public to be calm as the command will continue to ensure the safety of all law-abiding citizens and those residing in Edo state.