Operatives of the Edo State Police Command has unravelled a suspected ritual shrine.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Police, following a tip-off that some corpse were discovered in a building along Asoro slope off Ekenhua road, Uzebu quarters,Benin city, swung into action and mobilized to the scene on Wednesday.
At the scene, 3 suspects, Chimaobi Okoewu ‘M’ and Oko Samuel ‘M’ both of Afikpo in Ebonyi and Gideon Sunday ‘M’ of Akwa-Ibom State were arrested while others fled.
“An intensive effort is ongoing to arrest the other fleeing suspects,” the State Police spokesperson, Jennifer U. Iwegbu said in a statement.
“15 mummified male corpses, 3 mummified female corpses and 2 mummified children corpses were discovered at the scene.”
Following the development, 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.
He therefore enjoined the general public to be calm, saying the command will continue to ensure the safety of all law-abiding citizens and those residing in Edo state.