The decomposing body of a lecturer of Agricultural Economics at the Ambrose Ali University, Professor Paul Erie, who was abducted by kidnappers on June 16 at about 7:45pm along Agbor-Uromi road, by Igbanke village in Orhionmwon, Edo state, has been found.
The state police spokesperson, Stephen Onwochei, while confirming the recent development said 5 persons identified as Awulu Sam?son aka Saseki, Lucky Owuadegbe, Jeremiah Amayo, Chucks Edobor and Stephen Usiagwu have been arrested in connection with the murder.
“He (one of the suspects) volunteered and led police pathologist, forensic experts, detectives, family members and the press to a bush at Igbanke village on October 1, 2015, at about 11pm, where a shallow grave was identified and successful exhumation of the suspected remains of Prof. Paul A. Erie was carried out.
“Items recovered from the grave and scene are consistent and suggestive that the remains are indeed that of Prof. Paul A. Erie as identified by family members.”he said
Unconfirmed reports say the suspects kidnapped had killed the late professor and still demanded for ransom from his family.