Gunmen suspected to be native of Buguma have reportedly exhumed and taken away the remains of the late Executive Chairman of Asari-Toru Local government area of Rivers State, Odiari Princewill who died of coronavirus.
An unnamed source told Daily Post that some gunmen stormed Port Harcourt cemetery, shot sporadically in the air, headed for the site where the late LGA Chairman was buried and dug-out the coffin and escaped with it through the Bille waterside jetty in Port Harcourt.
Eyewitness, said the gunmen were heard grumbling about the lackadaisical burial of Odiari Princewill.
“I think they are system men. The way they came to the cemetery everyone just slowly walked away. Sometimes, we use to have people come like that especially when the person that died belong to a group.
“But this one is different. They just came and went straight to the burial ground and started digging out the sand. They were like 10 of them. They said they want to give the Chairman a proper burial in his hometown,” he said.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer in Rivers state, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, promised to confirm the incident.
However, reports from Buguma says crisis is looming as Rivers State government sent troops to prevent entrance of the exhumed body of late LGA Chairman into Asari-Toru Local Government Area.
The late Executive Chairman of Asari-Toru Local Government Council, Odiari Princewill, died in the early hours of Thursday of coronavirus and was buried immediately at the Port Harcourt cemetery in line with the COVID-19 burial protocol by officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
Gunmen scatter scheduled COVID-19 meeting in Kogi, steal documents, destroy offices
Unknown gunmen on Wednesday attacked staff of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja who were planning a press conference to pressure the Federal Government into establishing a COVID-19 screening centre in the state.
We gathered that the gunmen shot sporadically into the air to scare people away, then went to the records and admin department where they seized laptops and destroyed a few things. They ransacked the Medical Director’s office, too.
Horror on the loose: kidnapper who kills and deposits bodies of victims in septic tank arrested in Rivers
The Rivers State Police Command said its Anti-kidnapping Unit has arrested a notorious kidnapper and serial killer, Anthony Ndubuisi, during a sting operation.
Ndubuisi, who hails from Imo State but resides in Umuebulu Etche Local Council Area of Rivers, has carried out several kidnappings and killings of victims including three foreign nationals and a Nigerian.
A statement by the command said, “Operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit in a sting operation yesterday 29/6/20202 at about 1330hrs, arrested a notorious kidnapper and serial killer, one Anthony Ndubuisi from Ngo-Okpala in Imo State but who resides at Umuebulu Etche LGA.
“The suspect, who was arrested through intelligence, upon interrogation confessed to have carried out several kidnappings and killings of his victims including three foreign nationals and a Nigerian. The recent, being the kidnapping and killing of one Ajumiene Offor, who was lured from Aba to his house for a business transaction but kidnapped and killed on 9/6/2020.”
However, during the course of investigation, the suspect led policemen to his house at Umuebulu where he pointed to a septic tank that contained the bodies of his victims.
“On exhumation, we recovered three human skulls and decomposing body of his recent victim.
“They have been evacuated and taken to the mortuary for autopsy,” the police statement added.