by Isi Esene
The Rivers State Government today announced the death of Sabinus Ordu, an uncle to Governor Rotimi Amaechi.
In a statement released by the state Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari, the man was reportedly murdered in Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
His body was found in the bush on Monday night after he was reported missing.
Semenitari said the mutilated body of Mr. Ordu, the vice principal of the Community Secondary School, Aluu, also in the local government, was dumped in the bush while his motorcycle was found by the bush path.
“Late Mr. Sabinus Ordu, who is an uncle (actually a senior cousin because they share same grandfather) 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,” Mrs. Semenitari said.
“He then mounted his motorcycle and left for the bush but did not return until it was night. At about 8.00p.m, the boy raised an alarm which attracted the villagers. 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 commissioner said the matter has been reported to the Elele Police Division and that Mr. Ordu remains have been deposited in a private mortuary.
She said, “The matter has been reported to the Police at Elele while the body has been deposited at the morgue.”