The Nigeria Police Force, Edo State command, has said it had deposited 10 unidentified corpses found on Ibillo-Lampese Road in the state at the Ibillo General Hospital Mortuary for “preservation and forensic investigation.”
SaharaReporters earlier reported that the corpses were discovered around Ibillo-Lampese along the Lagos-Abuja Road in the Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo State.
Edo is in the South-South region of Nigeria.
Some farmers on their way to their farms reportedly discovered the bodies early Tuesday morning.
It was learnt that the farmers alerted some vigilantes who were said to have combed the area and discovered more bodies, totalling 10.
However, in a statement issued by the State Police Command, spokesman, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, noted that the recovery of 10 male dead bodies was made.
The statement reads; “This is to inform the general public that through a credible intelligence the Operatives of Ibillo Divisional Headquarters of Edo State Police Command in collaboration with the Vigilantes group and the Hunters today, Tuesday, 1st of November, 2022 at about 1100hrs, discovered ten male dead bodies along a bush path by Ibillo- Lampese Road, Lagose – Abuja Expressway.
“The Divisional Police Officer Ibillo Division, Ibillo, Edo State revealed that while he was in his office when he received the information that some dead bodies were sighted at the aforementioned location and immediately he mobilised his operatives, Vigilantes group and the hunters to the scene where they met the bodies between the ages of 23 to 25 years.
“That during the preliminary investigation, photographs of the dead bodies were taken, the bodies were duly searched and examined but there was no noticeable mark of violence or materials that may lead to identifying the dead bodies. Investigation was also extended to the Fulani/Hausa communities and the indigenous communities who came, examined the corpses and declared that the dead bodies were not natives.
“The dead bodies have since been deposited at the Ibillo General Hospital Mortuary for preservation and forensic investigation.
“To this end, the Commissioner Of Police Edo State Command, CP Mohammed Dankwara, FBDFM appeals to any one with useful information that may lead to uncovering the course of death of the ten young men and also that could lead to the possible arrest of the suspects to call in.”
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