Four persons have been arrested by operatives of the Edo State Security Network for allegedly butchering a man and burning his corpse in the Benin.
The Coordinator of the security outfit, Colonel Kole Omomia (retd), confirming the development in a statement.
Omomia said the corpse was found at the former School of Nursing Hostel by the Edo Specialist Hospital, Benin City, following a tip off by a transporter.
He said: “Our men were out on a normal routine patrol and got a tip off that there is a man staying at an abandoned building and no one knows his mission there and that there is a corpse also lying there.
“My men went there and saw a corpse that had been butchered and burnt.”
Omomia said the four suspects were apprehended and handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution, noting that the prime suspect, Nwafor Azubuike, was found at the same building where the corpse was discovered.
He said: “Nwafor Azubuike who claimed he stays in the place, and knows the murdered man and had a chat with him few days ago, was apprehended to be further interrogated.
“Looking at the building itself, we believe it is a den where they carry out most of their nefarious activities.
“We also discovered lots of human hair around the area, likely belonging to ladies.”