Police Commissioner in Abia, Mr Ene Okon has vowed to unravel culprits concerned within the homicide and elimination of the physique components of a younger man in Aba on Tuesday evening.
Okon made the vow in a cellphone interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba on Wednesday.
“The knowledge I heard was that the person was a mentally deranged individual however the elimination of his components is what I don’t perceive.
“If they’re now eradicating the physique components of lunatics for rituals, that’s including one other dimension to criminality which could be very unusual and which Operation Puff Adder will work in direction of that space.
“Be rest assured that we will investigate that murder because although the report I heard was that the man was a lunatic, even a lunatic cannot just die like that so we are going to investigate it,” he mentioned.
The sighting of the younger man’s lifeless physique with coronary heart and personal half eliminated threw Aba residents into panic Wednesday as they suspected the fashion of homicide signaled the return of formality killers to Aba.
The physique of the yet-to-be-identified younger man was found early within the morning by merchants going to the market and was dumped at Bata Junction confronted down.
The younger man, who ought to be in his early 30s, had his intestines pulled out from the stomach and another components lacking within the fashion, residents mentioned, was akin to ritual killing.
A supply, who refused to be named, mentioned the killing of the younger man along with his touring bag beside him could have occurred within the late hours of Tuesday or early hours of Wednesday.
“I inform you, this type of killing which confirmed the components of this younger man harvested, has prompted me to shiver and concern as a result of if this type of factor is to return to Aba, then we’re in large bother.
“Who will chase after them? Who can cease them?
“Robbers have been robbing and killing people with tricycles even near police and military checkpoints and nothing has happened, tell me how can we be safe in this city with ritualists?” the supply mentioned.
Emeka Anyawu, a tricycle riders mentioned, “The difficulty seems to be extra like cash ritual as a result of the place they dumped his physique is strategic on this city.
“Bata Junction is like a confluence in Aba because almost everyone entering the main town must pass through here. Honestly, Aba is sinking, security wise.”
NAN learnt that the matter was reported to the closest police station which is Eziama Police station and in addition the Aba South Environmental Well being division within the morning.
Nevertheless, the corpse remained on the centre of the junction until late Wednesday though it had been lined with cellophane materials.
When contacted, the Head of Division, Environmental Well being, Aba South LGA, Mrs. Onyinyechi Nwigwe mentioned she had inspected the corpse however can’t order elimination as a result of it required police approval.
Nwigwe nevertheless, mentioned that if no member of the sufferer’s household confirmed as much as evacuate his physique, the well being workplace would then do their work.
“It’s underneath our jurisdiction; we know it; I’ve been there to look at the place and the deceased is just not even a mad individual; he’s a younger man.
“I don’t know what actually occurred there. It’s the police that may perform investigation and we count on that by means of the media, the members of the family may be reached.
“If it stays there until tomorrow morning, we are going to deal with it. No person has recognized the corpse for now.
“We cannot allow it to become a public nuisance. We cannot allow it to decompose there. We’ll handle it by tomorrow if nobody comes in for it today,” she mentioned.