A woman, allegedly found in possession of human parts, was yesterday afternoon set ablaze by a mob around Ekete-Inland area in Udu council area of Delta state.
Our source gathered the woman, who was reportedly known to be moving around the area disguised as a lunatic, was caught with human parts as well as a fresh human corpse at the spot where she always stayed.
According to eyewitnesses, the woman was discovered with the parts when residents were disposing refuse and burning dirt gathered during the day’s environmental sanitation exercise.
One of the witnesses, who spoke under conditions of anonymity, said the woman attracted attention of some members of the community, who suspected her strange attitude while burning refuse close to her shack.
“When some of the people who were burning refuse observed she was behaving strangely, they went on to look into her hut and to their surprise they saw a fresh corpse of a young girl and other human parts.
“This made the people to raise the alarm and suspecting that she might have been in this sort of business for a very long time, people got angry and seized her,” the source said.
The crowd, which grew more and more with time, unleashed anger on her, setting the woman ablaze before security operatives could arrive to rescue her.
Spokesman of the Delta state police command, Andrew Aniamaka (DSP), said he would only be able to comment after briefing by the Divisional Police Officer of the area.