Rivers State police command said it has arrested suspected killers of three University of Port Harcourt students, and also recovered the decomposed bodies.
Police said they arrested five cult members suspected to have been involved in the crime.
The names of the three 400 level students, kidnapped on April 7, are; Joy Adoki, Nelson Nwafor and Fortune Obembe.
Their bodies were discovered in Eleme, Port Harcourt, where they were buried in shallow graves.
They were declared missing by the police on April 19, after Adoki’s brother, Umor, filed a compliant at Eleme Police Division.
It was gathered that days after they disappeared, their kidnappers contacted their families and demanded ransom.
However, despite payment of ransom, the kidnappers failed to release the students as promised, leaving their families confused.
The Nation reports that with the complaint made by Adoki’s brother, detectives in the state arrested one Bright, known as Nelly, who led investigators to two principal suspects identified as Friday Akpan and Emmanuel; both resident in Eteo, Eleme.
It was learnt that Akpan confessed to the police that the three suspects were killed and buried in shallow graves at Eleme.
According to the report, the suspects led investigators to the scene of the murder around 6.00am on Friday, where the three decomposed bodies of the victims were recovered.
The suspects, police sources said, also confessed to various kidnappings in the state.