The Police Command in Bayelsa has commenced investigations into the death of a mother of three whose decomposing body was dumped in a gutter along Akali street in Yenagoa, the state capital.

ASP Musa Mohammed, Spokesman of the command, confirmed the development in a telephone interview on Monday.

Mohammed said a police team had evacuated the corpse and commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances behind her death.

He said no suspect has been arrested but investigation was on to track those responsible for her death.

It was learnt that the corpse of the woman was discovered on Sunday morning following an offensive odour from the drainage where she was dumped.

Eyewitnesses said the body showed signs that she was strangled before she was dumped into the gutter.

Residents of Akali street identified the deceased as Ese, who hailed from Egbo community in Delta.

She traded in cow skin, popularly known as Kpomo, at the Opolo market in Yenagoa.

Residents also said the deceased separated with her husband in April 2023.

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