November 01, (THEWILL) – There was tension on Tuesday morning when several unidentified bodies were discovered in the bushes along Ibillo-Lampese axis of the Lagos-Abuja road, Ibillo, in Akoko Edo Local Government area of Edo State.
A resident in the area, Victor Arogunyo, who confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with journalists in Benin-city, said they contacted the police after the copses were discovered.
“This morning, I got a call that our farmers who were going to the farm saw some dead bodies littered on the sides of the road around 7:30am in the morning,
“I rushed there and actually found out that it was true. Immediately, we got in touch with the police and eventually we found ten dead bodies.
“The corpses seem to be fresh because blood was coming out of the mouths of about two or three of them, but there were no signs of gunshots because the police who came, tried to check signs of gunshots, which they couldn’t find.
“Together, the police, civil defence and hunters removed the dead bodies from the bushes and they have been deposited at the General Hospital in Ibillo”, Arogunyo said.
Spokesperson of the Edo Police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, also confirmed the discovery of “10 male bodies”, but said he was still awaiting detailed information from the DPO of Ibillo Division.