UYO, Nigeria – In Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State, police have initiated an investigation following the discovery of a woman’s dismembered body.
The gruesome find, which has shocked local residents, was made near the Boys Primary School in Anua, Uyo, on Monday, January 29, 2024, morning.
The body, alarmingly severed at the trunk with the head and upper body missing, was found stuffed in a ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ bag.
This horrifying scene was first noticed by residents of Ekpri Nsukara, sparking immediate concern and fear in the community.
A University of Uyo student, Emmanuel Ekong, described the chilling scene: “We woke up this early Monday morning to discover a trunk of a young lady inside a ‘Ghana-Must-Go’ bag, chopped off from the waist, and the other part of the body from the waist to the head taken away by her killers. So, we can’t really identify whether she’s our fellow student, maybe later.”
Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macedon, conveyed the Akwa Ibom commissioner of police, Olatoye Durosinmi‘s reaction to the incident.
“It’s just an unfortunate act, a dastardly one at that,” Macedon stated, emphasizing the barbarity of the act and the police’s commitment to bringing those responsible to justice.
Commissioner Durosinmi has ordered a thorough and discreet investigation into the incident’s circumstances.
Macedon also made a public appeal for information from the citizens of Akwa Ibom State, assuring that any details provided would be treated with utmost confidentiality.
The police are determined to exhaust all resources to ensure the perpetrators are apprehended and face the consequences of their actions.
This tragic incident underscores a worrying trend of violent crimes and highlights the urgent need for community vigilance and cooperation with law enforcement agencies to ensure public safety and justice for the victims of such brutal acts.