20 mummified remains, consisting of 15 males, 3 females, and 2 children, were found by the Edo State Police Command’s agents in a structure near the Asoro slope off Ekenhua road in the Uzebu neighborhood of Benin City.
NewsReport that this was announced by the Edo Police Command in a statement on Thursday that was signed by ASP Jennifer U. Iwegbu, the deputy police public relations officer.
ASP Iwegbu said in pursuance of its operational mandate of nipping crimes in the bud, operatives of the Edo State Police Command have unravelled a suspected ritual shrine.
According to her, 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. Operatives of the command immediately swung into action and mobilized to the scene.
“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.
” At the scene, 15 mummified male corpses, 3 mummified female corpses and 2 mummified children corpses were discovered.
“To this end, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, FDC, 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.
The Police commissioner has therefore enjoined 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.