Delta Police Command has apprehended a suspected internet scammer at Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State for allegedly killing his twin brother.
The suspect, it was gathered, was found with a dog and the decomposing body of the deceased in their apartment at Old Olomoro Road on Monday after neighbours perceived a strange smell emanating from the flat.
The source said the corpse of the deceased had been deposited in a mortuary in the area while the suspect and his dog were arrested by the police.
Though the reason for the killing could not be ascertained at press time, sources said it may have been carried out for ritual purposes.
A source who craved anonymity, disclosed that the house was locked for some days and after sometime, the people living in the compound began to perceive a foul smell that attracted flies coming from the apartment.
“The neighbours then alerted the police at the Oleh divisional headquarters on their observation. The door was forced open and they found the boy sitting close to the decomposing corpse of his twin brother. A dog was also found in the house,”
Confirming the incident yesterday, police public relations officer (PPRO), Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said the police had commenced investigation into the matter.
“For now, there is no evidence that it was for ritual purpose. When they broke into the house, they saw the decomposing body and the twin brother.” he added.