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Edo vigilante discovers decapitated, burnt corpse in Benin, apprehends four suspects

30 Nov 2022

Operatives of the Edo State Security Network have apprehended four suspects for alleged murder and burning of a victim’s body in the Benin metropolis.

The Coordinator of the Edo State Security Network, Col. Kole Oshoriamhe Omomia (Rtd), disclosed this while addressing journalists in Benin City.

Col. Omomia said the corpse was found at the former School of Nursing Hostel by Edo Specialist Hospital, Benin City, following a tip off by a transporter.

He noted, “Our men were out on a normal routine patrol and got a tip off that there is a man staying at an abandoned building and no one knows his mission there and that there is a corpse also lying there.

“My men went there and saw a corpse butchered and burnt and the body is still very new.”

The Coordinator said the four suspects have been apprehended and handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution, noting that the prime suspect, Nwafor Azubuike, was found at the same building where the corpse was discovered.

He stated, “Nwafor Azubuike who claimed he stays in the place, that he knows the murdered man and had a chat with him few days ago, was also apprehended to be further interrogated.

“Looking at the building itself, we believe it is a den where they carry out most of their nefarious activities. We also discovered lots of human hair around the area, likely belonging to ladies.”

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