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An unidentified man who was strangled, put in a rice sack and dumped beside a canal, has been discovered by the residents of the Oyingbo area of Lagos State
According to a shocking report by Punch Metro, the victim, whose name is yet to be ascertained, was stashed inside a sack and dumped at the Jebba bus-stop area of the commercial city, was initially thought to contain rubbish, until a policeman, attached to a commercial bank in the area, checked it and found the corpse.
It was learnt that the incident, which occurred around 2:pm on Thursday last week, was reported at the Denton Police Division, as officials of the Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit came to the scene to remove the corpse.
Speaking to a correspondent, an eyewitness who resident, who gave his name as Saheed Ijadun, said the deceased, whose face was unfamiliar, was tied on the neck with electric cables, while his hands and legs were also tied, adding that the policeman had wanted to urinate in the canal, when he noticed the sack and checked the content.
“I believe the deceased did not live around the area. He was killed by hoodlums and dumped around the canal. The policeman was the one who raised the alarm.
“Some said the man was abducted from another area, killed and then dumped by the canal. When the sack was opened, I saw that he wore a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. There were also electric cables tied around his body,” he said.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that the police had obtained clues on the killers, adding that they would soon be arrested.
“The police are working assiduously to unravel the case. Operatives from the Denton division already have a clue they are working on. We are optimistic that we will arrest the suspects in no distant time,” she said. RECEIVE NEWS UPDATE ON: WHATSAPP +234 701 056 0394, AND TWITTER: @247NGNEWSUPDATE, EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE Share your story with us: firstname.lastname@example.org PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>