The decomposing body of three persons, one female and two male who are reported to be students of the University of Port Harcourt have been recovered in Etoo forest in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State. Police personnel attached to Anti-Kidnap Unit of Rivers State Police command in an investigation, arrested one of the members of the kidnap gang who took the police to the location where the students were killed and buried in a shallow grave.
One of the suspects who identified himself as Friday Akpan who spoke to newsmen at the forest said they abducted the victims identified as Joy Adoki, Nelson Nwafor and Fortune Obimba on the order of one Bright. Akpan explained that they killed and buried the three victims after raping the female among them, after the said Bright told them that one of the victims betrayed him by diverting a certain amount of money that was paid into his account.
Briefing newsmen, the Spokesman of Rivers State Police command, Nnamdi Omoni disclosed that the men of Anti-Kidnap unit led by its commander, Chief Superintendent of Police, Collins Shadar swung into action after a case of kidnap of the three undergraduates was reported to the unit. Omoni who is a Deputy Superintendent of Police said following discreet investigation by the unit, the suspects were arrested.
One AK 47 riffle, one pistol, three magazines, seventy-two rounds of live ammunition were among the weapon reported to have been recovered from the suspects while the corpse of the victims which were exhumed by the Police are to be deposited to make way for more investigation. The victims were abducted on the 7th of April, 2020 at Choba axis of Rivers state