The Commander of the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) team, DCP Abba Kyari has vowed that the killers of former Edo State Commissioner of Sports Hon Egbe Ediagbonya would be tracked down and arrested.
DCP Abba Kyari while reacting to the gruesome murder said, “Very very Sad. Some people can be heartless. The culprits will be brought to justice soonest by God’s Grace.”
The decomposing body of former Edo State Commissioner for Youths and Sports and former Chairman, Ovia North East Local Government Area, Hon Ediagbonya, was recovered from a forest near his farm in Utese, 19 days after he was reportedly abducted from his farm.
He was said to have been abducted in the early hours of May 16 in the farm in Utese.
The abductors of the former commissioner were said to have initially demanded N15 million ransom but later directed the family to go and drop N2 million in Patani in Delta State.
It was gathered that shortly after the family dropped the ransom, the abductors reportedly sent an SMS to the family that their victim’s body was in a cassava farm near Utese where he was abducted.
It was further learnt that a team of hunters and farmers found the body after they were attracted to the scene by a strong stench. Some bottles of soft drinks and red oil were said to have been found at the vicinity where Ediagbonya’s body was found.
Spokesman of the Edo State Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday, said the body was found “by some farmers in a forest sharing boundary with Ondo State at Utese Village.
“The farmers who were apprehensive about the horrible sight rushed to the Village to break the news, thereafter moved to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Okada and reported the development to the Divisional Police Officer of the station.
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