A group of unknown assailants had strangled a woman to death and equally cut off her private parts before abandoning her corpse on Oniyanrin Street in the Mile 12, Ketu area of Lagos State.
Residents of the area were said to have found the lifeless remains of the unidentified woman covered with clothes and duped in the front of a shop with no traces of blood and her vital organs severed.
One of the residents who identified himself as, Mr. Abayomi Odegbami, said on Monday, February 2, 2015 that the deceased woman was well known in the area as she usually slept in a shop around the area.
According to Punch, the source disclosed further that the incident probably took place in the late hours of Saturday, January 31, 2015.
He said, “Nobody knows exactly what happened to her.
“We just discovered that they strangled her and cut off her private parts. We suspect that what they were really interested in was her private parts.
“This incident happened on Saturday and the corpse is already decomposing. We have been calling the emergency numbers for some time now, and they have not come around.
“Our fear is that the corpse could burst and spread disease in the area.”
He added, “I believe it has a ritual undertone and may not be unconnected with the coming elections because a similar thing happened last year and it was a man. A part of his body was also removed while his corpse was abandoned.”
Police officiaals from the Ketu division were alerted to the scene on Monday, February 2, 2015 who arrived and evacuated then decomposing remains.
Another resident however disclosed that the officials demanded money before they would arrive the scene and evacuate the corpse.
He said, “They said they also heard about it on Saturday.
“They said we should pay them before they remove the body. Where do we get the money from?”
While confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu, said, “It’s a case of sudden and unnatural death. No part of her body was cut off.”