Owerri, the capital of Imo State was Monday morning thrown into pandemonium as residents along the Port Harcourt expressway work up to find the headless body of a middle-age woman on the street, apparently a victim of ritual killings.
The lady, whose identity is yet to be known, had her head completely decapitated and one of her breasts removed.
Her torn-out clothes also litters the street.
According to an eyewitness in the area, residents discovered the naked body of the woman in the early hours today and had to alert the police which quickly mobilised its men to the scene.
Her body was being evacuated to the hospital morgue as at the time our correspondent visited the scene.
Cases of ritual killings in Imo State and some parts of the Southeast has been on the rise recently and many residents of the city blamed it on the approaching yuletide season and 2019 general elections.