The Bayelsa State Police Command have recovered the body of a 28-year old graduate of the Bayelsa State College of Arts and Science, Mr. Athur Kpe
A source said that the victim was beaten to death by unknown persons suspected to be cultists who later dumped his corpse along the Alameiseigha Road in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.
The police were said to have recovered a mobile telephone and some cash from the pocket of the victim after he was found pointing to the fact that the assailants were not thieves.
Late Athur was said to have hailed from Otuan in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Bayelsa state.
Although some friends of the deceased suspected that he might have died in the hands of a gang of criminals that specialised in abducting and dispossessing their victim of their belongings under the guise of operating a taxi, there were still feelers in the area that it was the work of a cult group.
Mr. Kpe was said to have left home on Saturday at about 5pm but nobody saw him again until his coprse was recovered by the police.
When asked about the development, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr.Fidelis Odunna, said he would make enquiries about the matter and make a statement only then.