The Bayelsa State Police Command said on Thursday they recovered the maimed body of an unknown female around the School-to-Land Project in the Edepie area of Yenagoa, the state capital.

Asinim Butswat, the Police Public Relations Officer in a  statement said the command believed the victim was killed for ritual purposes, as vital organs of her body were removed by her assailants.

The statement read in part, “The unidentified female corpse was found on March 4, 2021, around 08.30 am.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that vital organs such as eyes, ears, nose, and tongue were removed allegedly for ritual purposes.

“The corpse has been removed and deposited at the Federal Medical Centre’s mortuary for an autopsy.”