The Benue State Police Command has begun an investigation after the body of a yet-to-be-identified young woman was recovered in a refuse dump in Makurdi.

The state Police Public Relations Officer SP Catherine Anene, said, “We have already opened an investigation into the matter.

”The identity of the victim is still unknown.”


She said the command would do everything to unravel the circumstances surrounding her death.

NAN reports that the corpse discovered on Sunday, was tied, put into a sack, and left at a refuse dump around Iorapuu Adai Street, Nyima Hudco Quarters, Makurdi.

Benue State Environmental Sanitation Agency and the Benue Police Command in the state confirmed in July 2023 that a woman identified as Dorcas Shangev was found dead with some of her body parts missing 24 hours after her birthday.

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Our correspondent reported then that the lady, said to be in her 30s, used to reside at the Owner Occupier in the Makurdi metropolis of the state capital.


A month earlier, a catechist, Oliver Vershima, from St. Martins Parish, Mbape in Adikpo deanery, the Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, was said to have fled after he was caught with the corpse of a lady.