Edo State Police Command say it has discovered ten male dead bodies along a bush path by Ibillo- Lampese Road, Lagose – Abuja Expressway.
The discovery was made by Operatives of Ibillo Divisional Headquarters of Edo State Police Command in collaboration with the Vigilantes group and the Hunters on Tuesday, 1st of November, 2022.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP CHIDI NWABUZOR on behalf of the command.
The statement noted that the Divisional Police Officer Ibillo Division, Ibillo, upon receiving information that some dead bodies were sighted at the aforementioned location, immediately mobilized his Operatives, Vigilantes group and the Hunters to the scene where they met the ten male dead bodies between the ages of twenty- three to twenty-five years.
During the preliminary investigation, photographs of the dead bodies were taken, the bodies were duly searched and examined but there was no noticeable mark of violence or materials that may lead to identifying the dead bodies.
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 natives of their Vigilantes.
The dead bodies have since been deposited at the Ibillo General Hospital Mortuary for preservation and forensic investigation.
To this end, the Commissioner Of Police Edo State Command, CP Mohammed Dankwara has appealed to any one with useful information that may lead to uncovering the course of death of the ten young men and also that could lead to the possible arrest of the suspects to call the following telephone numbers: 08051010829, 08036695572, 08034702270 and 08033726625.
He urged the good people of Edo State and the general public to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses, noting that the Command has set up a powerful team of investigators to investigate this carnage with a view to fish out the perpetrators.