An employee of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, Samuel Okolie, who disappeared on October 9, has been found dead in his farm at Aviele community, near Auchi, in the Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.
His lifeless body was discovered on Sunday, close to a truck he was said to be driving when he was allegedly abducted by gunmen.
But, contrary to rumours that he was abducted on his way to pick people working for him in the farm, the State Commissioner of Police, DanMallam Mohammed, said Okolie was not abducted.
Mohammed said the death was “probably a case of suicide, as parts of the deceased’s body was bathed with acid.
“It is probably a case of suicide, because nothing was taken away from him and also from his vehicle.
“You know the rate of suicide is very high and his own cannot be an exception.”
The Commissioner however said that investigation will be carried out by the Command to ascertain what led to Okolie’s death.
Okolie’s death occurred barely two weeks after another employee of the Polytechnic, identified as Dr. S. Okhikhena, was allegedly murdered.
Okhikhena was described as Okolie’s close friend.