The decomposing body of a sergeant kidnapped about three weeks ago in Rivers State was found inside a bush on Thursday.
Sergeant Lawrence Igbero, attached to the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Unit 56, was taken away by suspected kidnappers on the Ogoni Road, Rivers State.
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.
It was gathered that the detectives later tracked 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.
Police spokesman Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident said the body has been deposited in the mortuary for autopsy, adding that a suspect has been arrested.