Gruesome Lagos residents in panic after dead man was found inside rice sack

Residents of a Lagos community were thrown into panic after the body of a strange man was found inside an empty rice sack.

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A Lagos canal play

A Lagos canal

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There was panic and palpable fear following the discovery of the dead body of a man who was strangled, stuffed in a rice sack and dumped beside a canal in the Oyingbo area of Lagos State.

Punch reports that the body of the victim whose name could not be ascertained was discovered at the Jebba bus stop in the area.

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It was learned that the sack was initially thought to contain rubbish until a policeman, attached to a commercial bank in the area, checked it and found that it contained a corpse.

The strange find was reported at the Denton Police Division while officials of the Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit later arrived to evacuate the body.

A resident of the area who gave his name as Saheed Ijadun, said the deceased, whose face was unfamiliar, was tied on the neck with electric cables, while his hands and legs were also tied.

“I believe the deceased did not live around the area. He was killed by hoodlums and dumped around the canal. The policeman was the one who raised the alarm.

Some said the man was abducted from another area, killed and then dumped by the canal. When the sack was opened, I saw that he wore a pair of jeans and a T-shirt.

There were also electric cables tied around his body.”

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The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, has confirmed the incident, saying that the police had obtained clues on the killers, adding that the police are working assiduously to unravel the case.

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