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Police recover 10 dead bodies in Edo

A police spokesman said the team discovered the dead bodies between the ages of 23 and 25 years.

• November 2, 2022
Nigerian Police Force
Nigeria Police Force

The Edo State Police Command says officers recovered 10 dead male bodies within a bush path by Ibillo- Lampese axis along the Lagos-Abuja Expressway.

This is contained in a statement issued by Chidi Nwabutor, the spokesman of the command in Benin on Wednesday.

Mr Nwabutor said through credible intelligence, the operatives from Ibillo Divisional Headquarters of the command, in collaboration with the vigilance group and the hunters discovered the bodies on Tuesday at about 11:00 a.m.

He said the team discovered the dead bodies between the ages of 23 and 25 years.

“During preliminary investigation, photographs of the dead bodies were taken.

“Also, the bodies were thoroughly searched and examined, but there was no noticeable mark of violence or materials that could have led to identifying where they were from.

“Investigation was also extended to the Fulani/Hausa communities and the indigenous communities who came, examined corpses and declared that the dead bodies were not members of their vigilance groups.

“The dead bodies had since been deposited at the Ibillo General Hospital Mortuary for preservation and forensic investigation,” Mr Nwabutor said.

He said the state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Dankwara, had appealed to the people to give out useful information that may lead to uncovering the causes of the young men’s death.

He said that such information could lead to the possible arrest of any suspect. 


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