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Body of former Edo commissioner found in forest



The Edo State’s former Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Egbe Ediagbonya, has been found dead in a forest.

According to reports Some farmers discovered the remains around 6:30 p.m. on Friday 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 kidnapped in his residence at Utese on Saturday, May 16 by unknown gunmen and suspected kidnappers.

Edo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chidi Nwabuzor, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said yesterday in Benin:

“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.

“Immediately, 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.”

According to Nwabuzor,  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 great loss.

However he also assured that the command will fish out the killers of the illustrious son of Utese village.

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.