The Edo state Police Command has discovered at least 20 embalmed bodies in a building along the Asoro slope off Ekenhua Road in the Usebu quarters of Benin City, Edo State Capital.
The spokesperson of the command, Jennifer Iwegbu, in a statement on Wednesday disclosed that three male suspects, Chimaobi Okoewu and Oko Samuel, both from Afikpo in Ebonyi and Gideon Sunday from Akwa-Ibom were arrested at the scene.
In the video shared on social media captured mummified bodies arranged, standing horizontally, while others collapsed on each other.
According to Iwegbu, its operatives stormed the building and discovered 15 males, three females and two children mummified corpses respectively.
She noted that other suspects fled, but assured the public that intense efforts were ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects.
“To this end, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP 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,” the statement said.
See photo from the scene below;