The corpse of the yet to be identified woman was discovered at a street in Mile 12 area of Lagos with her private parts missing.
The corpse of a woman has been discovered at Oniyanrin Street in the Mile 12, Ketu area of Lagos.
According to Punch, the woman was strangled to death by yet-to-be identified persons, who also cut off her private parts.
Residents did not notice any gunshot or stab wound prompting rumours that she was strangled to death.
The corpse was abandoned in front of a shop and covered with clothes while residents also noticed that some of her private parts were also missing.
Speaking with Punch, a resident of the street, Mr. Abayomi Odegbami, revealed that the woman was regularly seen in the community and often times slept in one of the shops.
He added that she was last seen by residents on Saturday, January 31 adding that residents suspected that she was killed in the evening.
“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,” Mr. Abayomi Odegbami told Punch.
Mr. Abayomi Odegbami also believes that the killing might be for ritual purposes and also believe that it might be connected with the upcoming elections. He also added that similar thing also happened last year when the dead body of a man was abandoned in the area without his private parts.
Men from Ketu divisional police station reportedly arrived around 4pm on Monday, February 2 to pick up the corpse.
The spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Kenneth Nwosu has however dispelled the reports that the private parts of the woman were missing.
“It’s a case of sudden and unnatural death. No part of her body was cut off,” Kenneth Nwosu said.