The police in Benue State have recovered the decomposing body of Godwin Abuul, the Theatre Arts lecturer of the Department of the College of Education, Oju, Benue State, who was allegedly killed by his wife with the connivance of her siblings over alleged extra-marital affairs.
Reports say police immediately swung into action when Godwin was reported missing after returning from Oju, where he lectured at the state-owned institution and a young man who was in possession of the cloth the lecturer wore the day he was last seen was arrested in Gboko.
The young man later confessed that the victim’s wife was responsible for his death revealing that she carried out the evil act with the help of her siblings, who sold Godwin’s car and shared the proceeds.
Reports say Godwin’s wife, her siblings and others mentioned in the act were later arrested and the case had been transferred to the Command Headquarters in Makurdi for further investigation.
According to a family source, Godwin’s decomposing body was found stuck to the trunk of a small tree in River Katsina-Ala where his body was dumped initially.
“After the revelation by his killers that he was dumped in the river two weeks ago, a search party comprising the police, family members and local divers Saturday evening discovered the badly decomposed body in the river.
“What was left of him was hanging on a small plant in the river. Fishes had feasted on him.
“Those responsible for his death pretended all along and even claimed that he might have been kidnapped.
“We took the remains to Makurdi on the orders of the Police, where an autopsy has been conducted and we are burying him immediately because the corpse is in a bad state.” The family source said.
ASP Moses Yamu, the state Police Public Relations Officer, when reached, said he was yet to receive the latest briefs on matter.
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