Thursday, 17 December 2015
Two women found dead in Lagos, private parts cut off (Photo)
Residents were thrown into shock as they reportedly woke up to the sight of the corpses, whose breasts and private parts were cut off.
They, however, were said to have tried locating the families of the deceased women whose identities were yet to be ascertained, but all efforts were futile.
According to reports, the incident was the second time in two weeks that mutilated bodies of women would be found in the area.
It had been reported on Monday that six women were found dead in a canal in the area on Saturday, December 5 and that the decomposing corpses were thereafter removed by officials of the Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, and deposited in a morgue in Yaba.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joe Offor, said the relatives of the women were yet to show up, although, the police were investigating the cause of the women’s death.
A resident, simply identified as Iyiola, said the faces of the deceased were not familiar to any of the residents.
According to Iyiola, the spot where these women were found on Tuesday was just some distance away from the canal.
The bodies, she said, were dumped behind a house on the street.
“Just last week, six women were picked from a canal in this area. The bodies were found after a foul smell pervaded our area. On Tuesday, we were shocked to find two fresh corpses. We strongly suspect that the women were killed by ritual killers.
“The bodies were stripped naked, while their breasts and private parts had been cut off. When are we going to stop seeing dead bodies?” she told Punch.
“The police and the community development association must do something about these killings. There is obviously a serial killer in the community. One of the corpses found was that of a lady, who was stripped of everything,” another resident, Iya Sarah, said.
It was learnt that some residents had written letters to the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, the state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, and the National Human Rights Commission in Abuja to investigate the spate of killings in the area.
The Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Ministry of Heath, Mrs. Adeola Salako, also confirmed that two new corpses of women were found in the area on Tuesday.