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Ritualist den with 20 mummified bodies discovered in Edo State

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Reader’s discretion is advised for this story as the Police Command in Edo State has discovered a ritualist den in the State where 20 mummified bodies, including those of children, were found.

SPY NIGERIA reports that the ritualist den, a building, was discovered along Asoro slope off Ekenhua road, Uzebu quarters, Benin city.

According to the police, 15 mummified male corpses, 3 mummified female corpses and 2 mummified children corpses were discovered at 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,” the police stated.

According to a police statement released on Wednesday by ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Edo State Police Command, the discovery was made following credible information at the Command’s disposal.

The statement reads in full: “In pursuance of its operational mandate of nipping crimes in the bud, Operatives of the Edo State Police Command today 17/08/2022 unravelled a suspected ritual shrine.

“Following credible information at the Command’s disposal that some corpse 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.

“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, 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 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”.

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