The body of the Divisional Police Officer in charge of ‘C’ Division in the Asaba Area Command of Delta State, SP Valentine Mbalu, who was abducted early this month has been reportedly found.
His corpse was reportedly found in a bush in Umunede along the Benin/Asaba highway.
Mbalu had been abducted by members of a kidnapping gang while returning to his duty post in Asaba from Agbor.
It was gathered that some members of the gang have been arrested.
It was learnt that the kidnappers had demanded N50 million from the family of the deceased which was later reduced to N20 million and N5 million.
When contacted, the Delta state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP Andrew Aniamaka, said he is not aware. He added that some members of the five man gang who abducted the DPO have been arrested.
A police source has however confirmed that the decomposing body of the DPO was found Friday in Umunede forest.