The anti-cultism and kidnapping unit of the Rivers State Police command has recovered three decomposing bodies from a forest in Eteo community in Eleme local government area of the state.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Nnamdi Omoni took journalists to the forest where the decomposing bodies were exhumed on Friday.
According to Omoni, the three deceased were two male and one female who were said to be 400level undergraduates of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
He stated that a case of kidnapping was reported on the 7th of April 2020 by the brother of one Joy Adoki.
The matter was later transferred to anti-kidnapping unit of the Police Command which swung into action and arrested three suspects yesterday.
The State PPRO gave the names of the suspects who allegedly kidnapped and killed the three undergraduates as; Bright Iheachi, popularly called Nelly, Friday Akpan and Emmanuel Elisha .
Bright Iheachi, one of the suspect of this inhuman crime, said the victims betrayed him over ransom payment, suggesting a play-out of ‘a bad deal made worse’.
Another accomplice in the crime, Friday Akpan, in a confessional statement, said the other suspects, Bright Iheachi, roped him into the mess and they not only killed the victims but the late joy was raped before she was killed.
On reaching the scene of the manslaughter, the decomposed bodies of the victims were dug-out from a shallow grave by the perpetrators.
Meanwhile Items recovered from the suspects included one AK-47 rifle, a pistol, 72 round of live Ammunition and three magazine.
However, the State Police Command’s image maker said investigation is ongoing to arrest other members of the kidnap gang who are still at large.