The discovery of two mutilated bodies by the roadside in Ikorodu, Lagos state on Atele street in Anibaba community, on Tuesday, December 15, has sent residents of the area in to panic.
According to Punch Metro, the women, whose identities were yet to be known, had their breasts cut off, while their private parts were removed.
The residents said the incident was the second time in two weeks that mutilated bodies of women would be found in the area.
Just last week, it was reported that six women were found dead in a canal in the area. The corpses were recovered in Ikorodu between Thursday, December 3 and Sunday, December 6, beside Bugon filling station and Water Corporation, Awolowo way, Ikorodu.
The decomposing corpses were thereafter removed by officials of the Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit, and deposited in a morgue in Yaba.
DSP Joe Offor, the Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said the relatives of the women were yet to show up, adding that the police were investigating the cause of the women’s death.
It was gathered that some of the residents reported the matter at the Ikorodu Police Division and to the Rapid Response Squad.
A resident, who gave her name as Iyiola speaking with Punch Metro, said the faces of the deceased were not familiar to any of the residents.
She said: “The spot where we found these women on Tuesday is just some distance away from the canal. The bodies 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?”
Some residents have already 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.
However, Mrs. Adeola Salako, the public relations officer, Lagos State Ministry of Heath, confirmed the incident.