3 The corpses, the police spokesperson said, were discovered in a building along Asoro slope, off Ekenhua road in Uzebu quarters, Benin.
4 “In pursuance of its operational mandate of nipping crimes in the bud, Operatives of the Edo State Police Command unravelled a suspected ritual shrine.
5 “Following credible information at the Command’s disposal that some corpse were discovered in a building along Asoro slope off Ekenhua road, Uzebu quarters, Benin city, operatives of the command immediately swung into action and mobilised to the scene.
6 “At the scene, three suspects were arrested while others fled.
7 “An intensive effort is ongoing to arrest the other suspects who were at large,” she said.
8 Items recovered at the scene, according to her, are 15 mummified male corpses, three mummified female corpses and two mummified children corpses.
9 “To this end, the state Commissioner of Police, 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.
She enjoined the general public to be calm as the command would continue to ensure the safety of all law-abiding people in Edo. (www.