The Police in Delta state have confirmed the rape and murder of a woman identified as Akhere Emujede at Ubiaja town, headquarters of Esan South Local Government.
The corpse of the 33-year-old was reportedly dumped in a church within the locality.
Eyewitnesses, who spoke at the scene, said the victim’s throat was slit and vital organs removed from her body.
The Nation reports that she attended a church programme at a neighbouring village when she raped by unknown men and killed.
This current killing brought cases of suspected ritual killings in Ubiaja to seven within six days.
Lately, a human head was said to have been dumped in front of a school principal’s office and another body was found within the school premises.
Principal of the said school, Patrick Odensenye, disclosed that he was taken aback when he found the human head in front of his office.
Other mutilated bodies have been found in different parts of the community.
Meanwhile the lawmaker representing Esan South East, at the State assembly, Festus Edughele, during Tuesday plenary raised the alarm of presence of ritualists in the community.
Acting Public Relations Officer, PPRO, of Edo State Police Command, SP Stephen Onwochei, while confirming the incident, appealed for information that would assist the police.
His words, “We received information that a young girl was found dead inside a church at Ubiaja area of Edo State.
“Her name is Akhere Emujede, 33, it is so unfortunate but the command is investigating. For now, no arrest has been made and our men have profiled the scene of crime.”