The corpse was headless, while the private parts were severed which prompted many onlookers to suspect that it was an act of ritual killings.
One of the onlookers who arrived the scene earlier described the development as worrisome. "I was headed to town when I observed that a sudden traffic was building up along the lane I was driving on. I then saw policemen and other people crossing to the middle of the road, where concrete slab demarcates the express lanes. On getting there, I saw a lifeless body of presumably a middle age lady, I said presumably because without the head, I cannot say how old she might be. A lot of people suspect it to be beyond the operation of robbers or 'one chance', because they cut-off her head and private part. Robbers and 'one chance' hardly go that gruesome.''
One of the police officers at the scene who pleaded not to be name because he was not authorize to speak said they were called upon by some good Samaritans whom were among the first few persons to arrive the scene. He however said investigation has commenced at the scene and would continue from there.
When asked if they have any suspicion of who the killers are, he said "This is a ritual killing from all indication and base on my experience on the job. However as I said investigation just started, anything can still come out."
The scene caused a slight traffic hold-up along that part of the express as motorists parked indiscriminately to see what the matter was.
The Federal Capital Territory Command Police Public Relation Officer, Jimoh Moshood also confirmed that a mutilated corpse of a woman was found along a road in Katampe.
He said forensic experts are carrying out investigation to know the cause of death. The Commissioner of Police in-charge of FCT, Aderele Shinaba has directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to take charge of the investigation. No arrest has been made in connection with the incident.