Police probe death of unidentified woman found at dumpsite in Benue


The Benue State Police Command has launched an investigation after the body of an unidentified young woman was discovered in a rubbish dump in Makurdi.

SP Catherine Anene, the state Police Public Relations Officer, stated, “We have already launched an investigation into the matter.”

“The identity of the victim is still unknown.”

She stated that the command would do all possible to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death.

he 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.

According to sources,  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.