There was pandemonium on the not too long ago found ritualist den in Benin, Edo state, on Thursday, August 18, when a person recognized one of many 20 mummified corpses on the scene as his mom’s corpse.
It will be recalled that operatives of the Edo State Police Command uncovered a ritualist den with 20 mummified corpses in Benin Metropolis, the Edo State capital, on Wednesday, August 17.
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. Learn here.
Talking with journalists on the scene on Thursday, the command’s spokesperson, SP, Chidi Nwabuzor, mentioned the person recognized as Osaro Nappiar, informed the police that he deposited his late mom’s corpse at a mortuary run by one Chukwu Otu as he was in search of funds for a befitting burial.
“The person clarified that the proprietor of the place who’s on the run (Otu) was working someplace at 1st East Round Highway, Benin Metropolis the place his mom’s corpse was deposited.” Nwabuzor mentioned.
Nwabuzor mentioned Nappiar informed the police that his mom died at a hospital at Uselu final yr so he took the corpse to Otu’s as a result of he had no cash for the burial.
Nappiar mentioned when he raised the cash, he went to the place however was informed Otu had relocated to Ekenwan street, Asoro space, and when he obtained there, they requested him to provide proof of the corpse deposited there, however he was not with a card earlier given to him.
“As he was unable to provide the cardboard, they requested him to come back on one other day and that was why he got here down right here. He has produced the cardboard and that card is now with the police”, he mentioned.
Nwabuzor mentioned 4 suspects who have been arrested have been serving to the police of their investigation.
In the meantime, one of many suspects, Gideon Friday, denied any involvement within the alleged ritualistic act. He claimed he was on the scene to examine if his utility for the place of a driver had been granted.
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“So once I obtained there to ask for the director, some neighborhood individuals got here and began beating me with out listening to my story and later took me to the station.”
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