The lifeless remains of two women were on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 discovered naked with their breasts cut off, while their private parts were removed at the Atele Street in the Anibaba community, Ikorodu, Lagos State.
This is coming up a few days after six women were also found dead in a canal in the same area.
Punch reports that the decomposing corpses were thereafter removed by officials of the Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, and deposited in a morgue in Yaba.
A resident, who gave her name only as Iyiola, said the faces of the deceased were not familiar to any of the residents.
She said: “The spot where we found these women on Tuesday is just some distance away from the canal. The bodies were dumped behind a house on the street.
“Just last week, six women were picked from a canal in this area. The bodies were found after a foul smell pervaded our area. On Tuesday, we were shocked to find two fresh corpses. We strongly suspect that the women were killed by ritual killers.
“The bodies were stripped naked, while their breasts and private parts had been cut off. When are we going to stop seeing dead bodies?”
Additionally, another source resident in the community who identified herself as Iya Sarah, said: “The police and the community development association must do something about these killings. There is obviously a serial killer in the community. One of the corpses found was that of a lady, who was stripped of everything.”
It was learnt that residents of the area had written letters to the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, and the National Human Rights Commission in Abuja to investigate the spate of killings in the area.
The Lagos State Police spokesperson, DSP Joe Offor, had yet to confirm the incident, even though the Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Ministry of Heath, Mrs. Adeola Salako, confirmed it via a text message.
She wrote: “You are right about the two new corpses.”