The Rivers state command of the Nigeria Police Force is investigating the alleged killing of Mr. Sabinus Ordu, the vice principal of Government Secondary School, Aluu, Rivers state and uncle of governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi.
Ordu was hacked to death at his farmland in Ubima village, Ikwerre local government area of the state, on Monday.
After waiting earnestly for his return, his housemaid had raised an alarm that led to a manhunt and his corpse was found with several machete cuts.
Commenting on the development, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, the state’s commissioner for information and communication, described the deceased as a peace-loving man whose death had deeply saddened the government.
“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 family has been thrown into deep mourning,” she said.
“Ordu’s house help became restless after waiting for him till 8.00 pm and he did not return. She 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.”
Spokesman of the state police command, Mr Ahmad Muhammad, confirmed the incident, disclosing that the divisional police officer Elele in Ikwerre local government reported the incident.
“We have commenced investigation into the killing of Mr Sabinus Ordu,” he said.
“No arrest has been made, but detectives from the state police headquarters have taken over the case.”