Kidnapped Ex-Edo Commissioner for Youths & Sports found death

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The death body of former Edo state Commissioner for Youths and Sports and former chairman, Ovia North-East local government area, Hon Egbe Ediagbonya, has been found.

Ediagbonva decomposing body was confirmed and recovered by the Edo State Police Command 15 days after he was kidnapped.

Addressing the press, the Police Public Relations Officer in Edo state, Chidi Nwabuzor, revealed that the lifeless body of Ediagbonya, who was kidnapped in the early hours of May 16 in his farm in Utese, was found “by some farmers in a forest sharing boundary with Ondo State at Utese Village.

“The farmers who were uneasy and apprehensive about the horrible sight rushed to the Village to break the news, thereafter moved to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Okada, and reported the development to the Divisional Police Officer of the Station.

“At the scene, the remains of Hon P. E. Edioagbonya was identified to be him by his family, and immediately his remains were professionally evacuated and taken to Igbinedion University Hospital Mortuary Okada for Autopsy Examination.

“To this end, the Command deeply commensurates with the immediate family of late Hon P.E EDIAGBONYA and pray to Almighty God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss and vows to fish out the killers of the illustrious son of Utese Village.”

Reports reveal that, Ediagbonya’s abductors had demanded for N15 million ransom, and negotiations were still ongoing with his family before he was killed.

Late Hon Egbe Ediagbonya
Late Hon Egbe Ediagbonya

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