Richard Ginika Izuora
The Police in Edo State have have bursted a ritualist shrine in the State where about 20 mummified bodies were discovered.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu said Police operatives stormed the place 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 fleeing suspects, as she disclosed that 15 mummified male corpses, 3 mummified female corpses and 2 mummified children corpses were discovered at the scene.
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.