The decomposing body of the kidnapped former Edo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Egbe Ediagbonya who was abducted by unknown gunmen, has been found in a forest.
According to reports, 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.
The former commissioner was abducted 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 thereafter 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.”