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Edo police burst ritualist ring, recover 20 bodies

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The police have have confirmed a viral video of corpses found in a house at Ekenwan Road in Benin City, Edo State.

According to the statement signed by the State Deputy Public Relations Officer, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, credible information at the Command’s disposal led to the discovery of the corpses in a building along Asoro Slope off Ekenwan Road, Uzebu Quarters.

Officers stormed the scene with three suspects arrested while others fled. Those arrested are Chimaobi Okoewu and Oko Samuel, both of Afikpo in Ebonyi State, South-East and Gideon Sunday from Akwa-Ibom State, South-South.

ASP Iwegbu says serious effort is ongoing to arrest the other fleeing suspects after 20 mummified corpses were found at the scene, 15 of them males, three females and two being children.

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The Edo 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 and therefore enjoins the general public to be calm as the Command will continue to ensure the safety of all law-abiding citizens and those residing in Edo State.

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