Residents of Otukpa community were on Wednesday thrown into shock and mourning as the decaying body of the kidnapped Catholic Diocese of Otukpo, Rev. Father John Adeyi, was found.
His body was abandoned behind the local government council secretariat, Obu Otukpa, by unknown persons in the early hours of today.
A popular Comedian, Enenche Enenche Confirmed the report as true.
“His sister, Sarah confirmed the death after Adeyi’s brother’s attention was called to the ill sight this morning.
“His brother, in the presence of residents and policemen, confirmed the body was his brother’s.”
Almost two months of endless wait for his return, the sight of the decomposing body of the first ever Reverend Father of Otukpa extraction remained unbelievable as residents wailed and lamented continuously on Wednesday.
It will be recalled that the Otukpa-born Catholic Priest, who recently celebrated his silver jubilee in the Priesthood, was abducted in April, along Odoba Otukpa-Okwungaga road.
He was on his way to Otukpa, the headquarters of Ogbadibo LGA to settle an issue when the gunmen whisked him away to an unknown destination.
The kidnappers collected N2m ransom from the family of the Vicar General of Otukpo, yet, refused to release him.
Efforts to get through to the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Otukpa Division, CSP Abubakar were futile as at press time.