The decomposing body of a kidnapped Rev Father,John Adeyi has been found in behind the office complex of Ogbadibo Local Government Education Authority at Otukpa, his home town, by a search party that had combed the area to locate him.
He was kidnapped two months ago and was killed depite the fact that his family paid N2m for his release.
The Catholic Bishop of Otukpo Diocese, Michael Apochi, was yet to issue a statement over the heinous murder as he was said to be in deep shock since the news broke.
On his part, Governor Samuel Ortom who was the first to broke the news of the discovery at a town hall meeting in Oju, last Wednesday, said that the skeleton of Adeyi was discovered three kilometers away from the road, adding that on receiving the report from security operatives, he directed the police and medical personnel to collect the skeleton of the deceased for postmortem. Ortom, who fought back tears as he spoke, vowed to do everything possible to ensure that the abductors and killers of the cleric were brought to justice.
Benue State Police Command Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Assistant Superintendent, ASP, Moses Yamu, who also confirmed the discovery of the decomposing remains of the deceased at Otukpa by a team of police and medical personnel, said his corpse had been deposited at a morgue.