The decomposing corpse of a former councillor in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr Onoakpoma Onose, was over the weekend recovered.
His body was found at a rubber plantation in Okurekpo community after he was abducted by suspected gunmen sometime in march.
It was gathered that his body was found by operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the state police command after a search.
It was learnt that Onose was abducted on March 31 by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, who allegedly shot him dead after collecting a ransom of N500,000 from his family.
Police Public Relations Office of the Command, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Asaba on Sunday.
He said the corpse was found last Friday, May 10, adding that three suspects identified as Oghenero, Lucky and Moses, were earlier arrested on May 2 in connection with the abduction.
“He was found after a search party was mobilised shortly after the victim’s kidnap, searching for five consecutive days without results.”
“Two other members of the gang are still at large, while one of their wives is in police custody helping with the investigations,” DSP Aniamaka said.