Benue singer found dead weeks after declared missing

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The body of a popular singer in Benue State, Terungwa Albert Ikon, aka ‘Ortrees’, was discovered several weeks after he went missing within the North Bank, a suburb in Makurdi, Benue State capital.

There were reports that the deceased allegedly went missing on Wednesday, April 23, 2022.


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The singer and dancer was reported to have left his elder brother’s house for their family house in the North Bank area of Makurdi before he went missing.

A source who did not want to be mentioned said, “He was never seen again until his body was found dumped near a river on Sunday, June 5, 2022”.

The State Command spokesperson, Catherine Anene, confirmed the report.

“It’s true,” Anene said in a text message.

She added that the body of the singer was dumped in the river and added that several arrests had been made and those arrested were suspected cultists.

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