Osun: Headless, armless corpse recovered, police begin probe

An headless and armless corpse of a woman was on Tuesday found behind shops opposite Osogbo Local Government Secretariat in Okebaale, area of Osogbo, Osun State capital.

Findings by SAHEL STANDARD revealed that the woman was an homeless person and had been in the area for months.

A few residents of the area, who spoke on condition of anonymity, while commenting on the development, said the head and arms of the deceased were cut by some yet to identified assailants.

According to them, “the woman was a well-known face in the neighbourhood because she used to walk around the area since she was homeless.”

They also said they were able to identify the deceased with the clothes she had on and called for a discreet investigation to fish out the perpetrators of the crime.

The command spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the presence of the corpse in the area during an interview on Tuesday, said relevant authorities have been contacted to evacuate the body.

Opalola, however, said operatives have commenced an investigation into the development to unravel the mystery around how the body got to the spot it was found.

She said, “Concerning the dead body of a headless and armless woman that was found opposite Osogbo LG secretariat, Oke Baale, I want to inform you that the police are aware.

“The necessary authority has been contacted for the immediate evacuation of the Corpse, while discreet investigation is ongoing.”

Meanwhile, the presence of the corpse in the area caused panic, as the residents gathered to discuss circumstances that could have led to the mutilation of the deceased.

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