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UPDATE: Decomposing body of kidnapped Edo ex-commissioner found in forest

Days after Edo State’s former Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Egbe Ediagbonya was abducted by unknown gunmen, the decomposing body of the kidnapped politician has been found in a forest.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt some farmers discovered the remains around 6:30 p.m. on May 29 at Edo forest which shared boundary with Ondo state near the victim’s Utese village in Ovia Northeast Local Government Area of Edo state.

Recall that the former commissioner was seized from his residence at Utese on Saturday, May 16 this year by unknown gunmen and suspected kidnappers.

Reacting on the sad development, Edo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chidi Nwabuzor, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said “The farmers who were uneasy and apprehensive about the horrible sight, rushed to the village (Utese) to break the news, and they thereater moved to the Divisional Police Headquarters in Okada, and reported the sad development to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the station.

According to the PPRO, the DPO mobilised his men, contacted the medical team of Igbinedion University, Okada and they moved to the forest in company with the deceased’s family members and the community’s people.

“At the scene, the remains of Hon. Ediagbonya were identified to be him by his family members and immediately, the remains were professionally evacuated and taken to Igbinedion University Hospital Mortuary, Okada for autopsy.”

The PPRO also stated that the Edo police command deeply condoled with the immediate family of the victim, while praying that Almighty God would give them the fortitude to bear the loss.

Edo police spokesman also assured that the command would fish out the killers of the illustrious son of Utese village

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