Police discover sack containing dismembered corpse in Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command has commeneced investigations into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose dismembered corpse was found in a sack in the Igbo-Elerin area of the state.

The Command said in a statement on Sunday by its spokesman, Bala Elkana that the severed body parts found in the sack included the head and the left hand of the victim.

According to the statement, the Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, had ordered the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department to take over the investigation to unravel the circumstances leading to the death of the man in a bid to arrest the culprits.

Elkana said: “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.

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“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.”

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