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    Police Unveils Ritualist Den With 20 Mummified Bodies in Edo

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    By Rachel Dogo, Benin city

    In pursuance of its operational mandate of nipping crimes in the bud, Operatives of the Edo State Police Command on Thursday 17th August 2022 unravelled a suspected ritual shrine in Benin city, the state capital

    This was contained in a statement issued by ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, the state deputy public Relations officer

    She said the police action followed credible information 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.

    “15 mummified male corpses, 3 mummified female corpses and 2 mummified children corpses were discovered at the scene”.

    She said 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 enjoined the general public to be calm as according to her the command would continue to ensure the safety of all law-abiding citizens and those residing in Edo state.

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