By Precious Igbonwelundu
Three level 400 students at the University of Port Harcourt abducted on April 7 were found dead in Eleme, The Nation learns.
The victims identified as Joy Adoki Nelson Nwafor and Fortune Obemba were declared missing by police on April 19, after Adoki's brother Umor filed a lawsuit with the Eleme Police Division.
It was clear that, days after the disappearance, his kidnappers contacted their families and demanded rescue.
Despite the payment of the ransom, it was concluded that the hijackers failed to free the students as promised, leaving their families confused.
The Nation concluded that, with the accusation made by Adoki's brother, Rivers State detectives seized Bright's nickname, Nelly, which led investigators to two main suspects in the kidnapping identified as Friday Akpan and Emmanuel, both resident in Eteo , Eleme.
He learned that Akpan confessed to the police that the three suspects were killed and buried in shallow graves in Eleme.
The Nation concluded that the suspects took investigators to the murder site at about 6 am on Friday, where the victims' three decomposing bodies were recovered.
The suspects, police sources said, also confessed to several kidnappings.
Rivers police spokesman Nnamdi Oboni did not respond to phone calls or responded to the SMS requesting his comments on the matter.