“It’s a morgue not a ritualist den as claimed by the police” – Edo Civil Society clears the air on constructing the place mummified corpse have been discovered

Edo Civil Society clears

The Edo Civil Society have disputed claims that the constructing the place mummified corpse have been discovered within the state is a ritualist den.

News unfold like wildfire on Wednesday, August 17, that men of the Edo State Police Command have uncovered a ritualist den with 20 mummified corpses in Benin Metropolis, the Edo State capital.

The command’s spokesperson, ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, in an announcement, mentioned the suspected ritualist den was uncovered alongside Asoro slope, off Ekenhuan street, in Uzebu quarters.

 Edo Civil Society clears

Following inside investigation, the Edo civil society teams have refuted the report, stating that it’s a morgue, not a ritualist den as claimed by the police.

In an announcement launched by its Interim Chairman, Leftist Austine Enabulele, he mentioned the constructing was newly constructed to accommodate the corpses after the operator was served stop discover from his former facility.

He added that there have been identify tags on among the corpses and medical tools’s have been additionally discovered within the facility and it ought to have been a pointer that the place will not be a ritualist den, however a morgue.

Learn the assertion beneath,

“It has been over 24 hours that the information of a ritualists’ den was found in Benin Metropolis allegedly. It has flooded the social media and mainstream media areas making it viral. The information turned worrisome to us as Edo folks don’t have any historical past of ritualism or its likes. Extra troublesome to us is the truth that, it was the Police Public Relations Officer of Edo state command that led a media report on identical which might have prompt that correct investigation would have been carried out to reach at what was reported within the media.

“Instantly the information acquired to us, we rapidly dispatched a staff of investigators to unravel the true scenario of the matter and report accordingly for a observe up. Beneath have been the findings of the investigation staff.

“1. The mentioned constructing the place the mummified corpses have been discovered will not be a ritualists’ den however a newly constructed morgue to accommodate evacuated corpses from an outdated facility as a result of the operator had been given a stop discover there.

“2. The operational identify of the morgue is St. Gabriel Funeral House with different places of work at No. 24, Ist Federal Street, Benin Metropolis. It has branches in Anambra state, Ebonyi state, Murtala Mohammed means and Ist East Round street the place the corpses have been moved from.

“3. The shrine found was mentioned to be a conventional type of worship by the proprietor as a religious safety for himself and the enterprise.

“4. The police didn’t conduct investigation earlier than addressing the media thereby elevating an alarm of a ritualists’ shrine.

“5. As on the time of placing this report collectively, the police had not visited different branches of the morgue in several components of the town.

“6. The movies of corpses in circulation revealed that among the corpses had identify tags and medical tools have been seen as effectively within the constructing. Additional interview with one of many morgue personnel in one other of their department workplace revealed that there’s a register of all of the corpses within the facility and that among the homeowners have began to name to remove their deposited corpses.

“7. Our staff of investigators have been denied entry to the morgue by members of the vigilance group which have been stationed there.

“Flowing from the above, it’s now handy to state that, the insinuation by the police that it’s a ritualists’ den is hereby debunked and dismissed as false alarm and an try to color the great folks of Edo in dangerous mild. This isn’t to state that, the morgue may not be an unlawful one or doesn’t have the requisite permits to function a morgue which must be subjected to thorough investigation by the police.



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