The Nigeria Police, Enugu State Command, Thursday, confirmed the beheading of an unidentified woman at Abakpa Nike Area of the State.
DAILY POST reports that residents of the Coal City State were overtaken with grief in the early hours of Wednesday following discovery of the headless body of a middle-aged woman in the area.
Policemen from the Abakpa Police Division later arrived the scene of the incident and took the body away.
The incident has dominated discourse in the State, with many speculating that it was a ritual murder.
“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”, a resident quipped at the site of the incident.
Meanwhile, when contacted, the Police spokesman in Enugu State, SP Ebere Amaraizu told DAILY POST that the police had commenced investigation to ascertain the identity of the victim.
“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” Amaraizu stated.