The Ebonyi State governor, Chief David Umahi, has confirmed that the corpse of a naval officer who got missing at Umuogudu Akpu in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi had been found and exhumed by security personnel yesterday.
Governor Umahi made the disclosure during a statewide broadcast on the update of government measures to ensure that the virus does not spread to the state at the new government house complex, Abakaliki.
The missing naval officer, who hailed from Benue State was declared missing more than a month ago prompting the state governor to direct security agents to find him dead or alive.
Governor Umahi said that he received report of the raid of the community by some military personnel last night, adding that during the raid, the corpse of the deceased naval officer was found and the skull and some other parts of the decomposing body exhumed and taken away.
He said that information at his disposal revealed that the naval officer was used for ritual, adding that the perpetrators of the act had been arrested and would be prosecuted.
On the killing of the 75- year- old widow allegedly beheaded by Ohankwu community in Ikwo local government area of the state, Governor Umahi ordered for the immediate re-arrest of the traditional ruler of Ohankwu community and political appointees from the area.
There has been communal crisis between the people of Ohankwu community in Ikwo local government area and the Amana people in Ezza South local government area.
He ordered that those to be re-arrested should be prosecuted for concealing information, pointing out that it was disheartening that such murder would be committed and the leaders of the community would claim ignorance of the crime.