Residents of Idi-Osan, Amuloko, in Akanran area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, have been living in fear following the discovery of the body of a man without a head and arms in the area at 5 p.m. last Wednesday.
The body was dumped at the bank of a stream in the area by unknown assailants.
It was learnt that two landlords in the area reported the matter to the police at the Akanran Police Station.
Police were said to have moved it to a morgue at the Adeoyo State Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan, for further investigation.The police have reportedly arrested two night guards.
A police source said in confidence that the night guards might have seen those who dumped the body. The deceased is said to be about 24 years old.
The residents are afraid that the police would arrest more suspects among them.
The state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is handling the matter.
But the acting police spokesman, Daniel Oboyi, could not confirm the story last night.
The police officer said he was yet to be briefed because he just returned from an official trip.