[Video] Police Raid Kidnappers’ Den, Recover 20 Mummified Corpses In Edo

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Police Command in Edo State has arrested three suspected kidnappers allegedly involved in ritual activities, with 20 mummified corpses discovered at the crime scene.

The ritual syndicate were busted at a shrine along the Asoro slope, Uzebu quarters, in Benin.

A statement issued by the command’s Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Jennifer Iwegbu, Thursday, said the operatives swung into action following a tip-off from members of the public.

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According to her, 15 males, 3 females and 2 children mummified corpses were discovered at the scene.

 

The statement reads, “Following 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 mobilised to the scene,” the statement read.

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“At the scene, three 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.”

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Reacting to the arrest, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to carry out a discreet investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the discovered corpses.

He equally called on the general public to be calm; assuring that the Police Command will continue to ensure the safety of all law-abiding citizens and those residing in the state.

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