Information reaching Linjust.com indicates that a cousin to the Rivers State governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi
Amaechi, Mr Sabinus Ordu, has been murdered at his hometown, Ubima in
Ikwerre local government area of the state.
Ordu, who until his
death was the vice principal of Community Secondary School, Aluu, also
in Ikwerre local government, was hacked to death on Monday when he went
to check some of his traps in the bush.
The state commissioner for
information and communications, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, who disclosed this
to journalists in Port Harcourt yesterday, said the mutilated body was
discovered the same Monday night by a search party set up by the
Semenitari stated that the murder had been reported to
the Elele Police division, while the corpse of the governor’s cousin had
been deposited at a private mortuary.
She said, “the late Mr
Sabinus Ordu, who is an uncle to Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi,
returned home in the afternoon from CSS, Aluu, where he is the vice
principal and told the boy staying with him that he was going into the
bush to check his traps.
“He then mounted his motorcycle and left
for the bush but did not return until it was night. At about 8pm, the
boy raised an alarm which attracted the villagers and a search party was
sent to look for him.
“The search party on their way into the
bush saw the victim’s motorcycle by the bush path and went into the bush
where they found his lifeless body, mutilated with several machete
cuts. The matter has been reported to the Police at Elele while the body
has been deposited at the morgue.”
The commissioner said the
state government was concerned about the ugly development, considering
the fact that the 2015 general elections are fast approaching and called
on the police to step in and ensure that the perpetrators of the
heinous crime are brought to book.