By John Efosa
Edo State Police Command has busted a suspected Ritual Shrine in Benin and arrested three suspects with 20 mummified bodies.
The Command announced this on Thursday in Benin in a statement issued by its Deputy Public Relations Officer, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu.
The Police Spokesperson said the corpses were discovered in a building along Asoro slope, off Ekenhua road in Uzebu quarters the metropolis.
“In pursuance of its operational mandate of nipping crimes in the bud, Operatives of the Edo State Police Command uncovered a suspected ritual shrine.
“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 mobilised to the scene.
“At the scene, three suspects were arrested while others fled.
“An intensive effort is ongoing to arrest the other suspects now at large,” she said.
She said the items recovered at the scene are, 15 mummified male corpses, three mummified female corpses and two mummified children corpses.
“To this end, the state Commissioner of Police, 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,” she added.
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