The recent discovery of six mutilated female corpses in Ikorodu area of Lagos state has created a lot of controversies in the suburb.
According to Vanguard reports, the corpses were dumped in a canal at Anibaba area, off Akele Street, Ikorodu at about 3.30 pm on Sunday, December 6, 2015.
The corpses were recovered in Ikorodu between Thursday and Sunday morning beside Bugon filling station and Water Corporation, Awolowo way, Ikorodu and while the first was found on Thursday, the remaining five were recovered on Sunday.
The report on Vanguard further revealed that the recovered corpses were either headless or have the breast and private parts of others missing.
Aduke Ere, a resident of the area, in chat with journalists, said: “We don’t know how these corpses found their ways into the canal. On Thursday morning, that was when the first corpse was discovered. Residents had to inform the police who came and recovered the corpse.
“On Sunday, five more corpses were seen where the first one was recovered on Thursday. Most of the corpses were headless. We had some whose body parts were missing.”
Speaking also was a landlord who craved anonymity. He said: “I don’t think these ladies are from Ikorodu community because nobody is missing. What I think is that these people are not from this community because, about three weeks ago, lots of people from different places came in their droves to celebrate Ikorodu Day which was marked with a lot of fanfare and activities. I think that is the only thing that explains the large number of casualties.”
Lagos state police spokesman, DSP Joseph Offor, who confirmed the incident, said policemen from Ijede divisional police station recovered six corpses from Anibaba river in Ikorodu area of Lagos.
“By the time the corpses were discovered, their bodies had started decomposing. So, we had to contact health workers who recovered the corpses to prevent any health hazard. Because of the state of their remains, we couldn’t identify the corpses. We are waiting for the reports of the health workers as investigation has begun,” he said.