There was outrage at a neighbourhood in Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State, after a suspected internet fraudster was discovered to have killed his twin brother for alleged ritual purposes.
The suspect was reportedly found with a dog and the decomposing body of his twin brother in their apartment at Old Olomoro Road, Monday, May 24, after neighbours perceived an offensive smell emanating from the flat.
The neighbours broke into the house that had been locked for days. There, they found the suspected Yahoo boy, sitting beside his brother’s decomposing corpse.
Though the reason for the killing could not be ascertained, eyewitnesses opined it might have been carried out for ritual purposes.
A source told Vanguard: “The house was locked for some days and after some time, the people living in the compound began to perceive foul smell that attracted flies around the apartment.
“The neighbours then alerted the police at the Oleh divisional headquarters. The door was forced open and they found him sitting close to the decomposing body of his twin brother. A dog was also found in the house.”
The source said the corpse of the deceased had been deposited in a mortuary in the area while the suspect and his dog were taken into custody by the police.
Confirming the incident on Wednesday, May 26, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Bright Edafe, said the police had commenced investigation into the matter.
He, however, added, “For now, there is no evidence that it was for ritual purpose. When they broke into the house, they saw the decomposing body and the twin brother.”