The Enugu State Police Command has confirmed the beheading of an unidentified woman at Abakpa Nike area of Enugu city.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebere Amaraizu, who disclosed this to newsmen in Enugu, said that the police had begun investigation to ascertain the identity of the victim.
According to him, “What the command is doing right now is to ascertain the identity of the victim.
“You know nobody made a report to the command over the incident; we have also not received report of any missing person. So, we have to establish the identity of the victim.
“Secondly, we have also launched investigation to ascertain the actual place the dastardly act was carried out.
“Our suspicion is that they killed her somewhere and brought the corpse to the place it was dumped, this is because there is no trace of fresh blood there.
“I can assure you that the police shall indeed get to the root of this matter and bring the perpetrators to justice” the command spokesman assured.
Our correspondent reports that the beheaded corpse of the woman was found in the early hours of last Wednesday in the area.
Shortly after policemen from the Abakpa Division got the information they moved into the scene of the incident and took the body away.
However, since the body was discovered, tongues have continued to wag in many quarters of Enugu, as some residents attributed it to the handiwork of ritualists.
A resident of the area who craved anonymity said: “Christmas is around the corner; so this kind of heartless things were usually carried out by some greedy and wicked persons who want to make money at all cost.
“They want to be at the village and flaunt stupendous wealth, which they have made with human blood”, he alleged.