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Nigeria Police | Video as 20 mummified remains are uncovered at a suspected ritualist den in Benin City

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Nigeria Police | 20 mummified remains uncovered at a suspected ritualist den in Benin City
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In Benin City, the capital of Edo State, the Nigerian Police Force claims to have found 20 mummified remains in a suspected ritualist lair.

This was announced by the Edo State Command of the Force in a statement released on Wednesday through its spokesperson, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu.

Iwegbu reported that three individuals had been detained in relation to the crime.

According to the Command’s statement, its operatives were dispatched to a building in Benin City’s Uzebu Quarters along Asoro Slope after receiving a tip. There, the corpses were discovered.

It read, “In pursuance of its operational mandate of nipping crimes in the bud, Operatives of the Edo State Police Command 17/08/2022 unravelled a suspected ritual shrine.

“Following credible information at the Command’s disposal that some corpses were discovered in a building along Asoro slope off Ekenhuan 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.”

According to the Command’s spokeswoman, Abutu Yaro, the state police commissioner, had given the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department’s deputy commissioner of police the task of determining the circumstances surrounding the discovered fatalities.

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