Police Recover Killed Officer’s Body
The decomposing body of a sergeant attached to the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Unit 56 in Rivers State has been recovered by a police search team.
The officer’s body was discovered on Thursday in the bush after he was kidnapped about three weeks ago on the Ogoni Road in Rivers State.
Identified as Sergeant Lawrence Igbero, it was gathered that the team, led by the unit Commander, Egbe Sunday, had combed the bush for the sergeant since his kidnap, but could not find him.
However, a further report has it that the detectives were later able to track his phone, which was being used by a man who claimed to have bought it.
“Through the ‘buyer’, the police tracked and arrested the ‘seller’. It was then they confessed to have killed the sergeant and dumped his body in the forest.
“It was discovered that the suspects were responsible for several other kidnappings and snatching of vehicles and motorcycles in Ogoni.
“The body of the sergeant was evacuated by the search party. He was identified because his uniform was still on the body,” said a source.
The incident was confirmed by Police spokesman in the state, Nnamdi Omoni who added that the body has been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy and a suspect has been arrested in connection with the case.