The Edo State Police Command said it has recovered 10 male dead bodies along a bush path by Ibillo- Lampese Road, Lagos – Abuja Expressway.

The Edo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), a Superintendent of Police (SP), Chidi Nwabuzor, explained that through credible intelligence the Operatives of Ibillo Divisional Headquarters of Edo State Police Command in collaboration with the vigilante group and the hunters on 1st of November, 2022 at about 11:am, discovered 10 male dead bodies along a bush path.

Nwabuzor said: “The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Ibillo Division, Ibillo, Edo State revealed that while he was in his office he received the information that some dead bodies were sighted at the location as mentioned above and immediately he mobilised his operatives, vigilantes group and the hunters to the scene where they met the 10 male dead bodies between the ages of 23 and 25 years of ages.

“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. the investigation was also extended to the northern and 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.”

The Commissioner Of Police Edo State Command, Mohammed Dankwara,  appealed to anyone with useful information that may lead to uncovering the causes of death of the 10 young men and could lead to the possible arrest of the suspects to call the police or go to the nearest police station.

He urged the good people of Edo State and the general public to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses, saying that the Command has set up a powerful team of investigators to investigate this carnage with a view to fish out the perpetrators of this carnage.


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