Residents of Etegwe suburb of Yenagoa were Sunday greeted by the grotesque sight of a man who allegedly set himself ablaze.
The identity of the victim could not be immediately ascertained but the incident was said to have occurred in the early hours of Sunday around the bridge across the canal close to the Edepie roundabout.
Though it could not be confirmed it was gathered that the deceased doused his body with fuel and allegedly set himself ablaze.
According to a source in the area, people saw the victim struggling before plunging into the canal.
While some said the victim could have committed suicide others believed he may have been murdered in cold blood.
At the time of filing this report, the police were making efforts to remove the remains of the victim to the FMC morgue in Yenagoa.
When contacted, the state police command PRO, Mr. Eguavoen Emokpai (ASP) said he was yet to be formally briefed on the matter.
He however, said that he has been receiving calls over the matter.