The Rivers State Police Command said on Friday that it had commenced investigation on the alleged killing of Mr Sabinus Ordu, the Vice Principal of government secondary school, Aluu in Rivers.
The Rivers commissioner for information and communication, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, told newsmen in Port Harcourt that Ordu, an uncle of Gov. Amaechi, was allegedly killed by unknown assailants on Sept. 8 at Ubima, the governor’s home town.
Mr Ahmad Muhammad, DSP, and spokesman of the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Elele, in Ikwerre council of the state, reported the incident.
‘’ We have commenced investigation on the killing of Mr Sabinus Ordu. No arrest has been made , but detectives from the state police headquarters have taken over the case,’’ he said.
Semenitari said the late Ordu had gone to check his trap after closing from work on Sept. 8.
‘’ Ordu’s house help became restless after waiting for him till 8 pm and he did not return.
‘’ The house help raised alarm and a search party was sent to look for Ordu.
‘’ On getting to the area, Ordu’s motorcycle was seen while his dead body was also seen in the bush.’’ She said.
Semenitari said Ordu’s body was seen with several machete cuts.
‘’ The Rivers state government is concerned about this incident. It is worrisome because Ordu was a peace loving man, a school principal and the entire Amaechi’s family has been thrown into deep mourning,’’ she said.