Lagos Police Discover Sack with Dismembered Corpse
Lagos Police CP

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, has ordered the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, to take over investigation into the death of a man believed to be in his 40s, whose mutilated corpse was found in a sack in the Igbo-Elerin area of the state.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Bala Elkana, in a statement on Sunday, said that the body parts found in the sack were the head and the left hand of the victim.

“On Saturday, June 15, 2019, around 8.45am, the Okoko Police Station received information that a sack suspected to contain human corpse was sighted along Martins Street, Igbo Elerin. Homicide detectives visited the scene.

“The sack with blood stains contained the remains of a male victim of about 40 years old. The severed body parts found in it included the head, left hand, while one of the laps on the back side was slashed off and taken away. The corpse was removed and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Zubairu Muazu, has ordered the SCIID to take over the investigation in order to unravel the circumstances surrounding the gruesome murder and apprehend those behind the heinous crime. He called on members of the public with useful information on the incident to contact the police,” he said.

In another development, the command said it had also arrested one Anudumoapo Aiodun, who allegedly raped his neighbour’s eight-year-old daughter of in the Bariga area of the state.

According to the PPRO, the incident was reported by the mother of the victim at the Bariga Police Station.

He said that detectives from the Family Support Unit of the command arrested the suspect.

Elkana said, “On Saturday, June 15, 2019, around 5: pm, the Bariga Police Station received a complaint from a woman that her eight-year-old daughter was raped by her neighbour, Anudumoapo Aiodun.

“A team of detectives from the Family Support Unit promptly arrested the suspect. The victim was taken to the General Hospital for medical treatment and forensic examination. Investigation is ongoing, the suspect will be charged to court.”