The Police in Edo State have arrested three male suspects at a shrine along Asoro slope, off Ekenhua Road, Uzebu quarters in Benin.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Jennifer Iwegbu, announced this in a statement on Thursday.
She said operatives acted on information from members of the public and they recovered 20 corpses from the shrine during the operation.
According to her, Police operatives are making efforts to apprehend other fleeing suspects in connection with the crime.
She revealed that the 20 recovered corpses include 15 males, three females and two children.
Iwuegbu said, “Following credible information that some corpses were discovered in a building along Asoro slope off Ekenhua Road, Uzebu quarters, Benin city, Operatives of the command immediately mobilised to the scene,” the statement read.
“At the scene, three suspects, Chimaobi Okoewu ‘M’ and Oko Samuel ‘M’ both of Afikpo in Ebonyi and Gideon Sunday ‘M’ of Akwa-Ibom State were arrested while others fled. An intensive effort is ongoing to arrest the other fleeing suspects.
“15 mummified male corpses, 3 mummified female corpses and 2 mummified children corpses were discovered at the scene.”