Lifeless body of a corps members posted to a private school, Christ the Saviour Secondary School, at Ezuhu Umuhu Okwuato community of Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area, Imo State, has been found in a pool of blood after missing for about five hours.
Following the tragedy which occurred last week Saturday, indigenes of Ezuhu village have deserted their homes apparently to evade arrest by police operatives who have since stormed the area.
The corps member simply identified as Akpan from Cross River, who appeared strangled to death by his assailants, was seen with his legs tied with a rope and face covered with his shirt.
A source in the area told newsmen that the body of the deceased corps member was discovered around 9pm that fateful Saturday night in his apartment by neighbours who had come to check on him.
The anonymous source disclosed that neighbours of the deceased had become apprehensive when they discovered that his door was open, even when he was not seen anywhere around the premises.
According to the source, when the neighbours checked to know why his door was left partly open, they found the lifeless body on the floor and immediately raised the alarm which attracted attention of people of the community.
It was reliably gleaned that the people of the community immediately headed to the police from the scene where they formally reported the matter.
It was also learnt that the late Apkan was last seen at about 4pm on that fateful day as he was fetching water from a nearby borehole.
However, investigations revealed that the death of Apkan may not be unconnected with an alleged amorous affair with a young lady in the school where he was teaching, which apparently had not gone well with another rival said to be dating the same lady.
It was gathered that the boyfriend to the lady had threatened to deal with the corps member if he failed to hands off his girlfriend.
When contacted, spokesman of the Imo State Police Command, Mr. Andrew Enwerem confirmed the incident, stating that some arrests had been made while investigations into the dastardly act had commenced in earnest.