Decomposed body: Oyo Police launches investigation


The Police in Oyo State, on Friday, said they have commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of a resident, Aderemi John Abiola, whose skeleton was found four years after he was declared missing.

Saga Gist had reported that the decomposed body of the resident was found by neighbours on Thursday.

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, SP. Adewale Osifeso, he said the police are working to demystify the circumstances surrounding the decomposed body.

According to him, “Anchoring on the strength of solid communal partnerships and provision of credible information to the Oyo State Police Command, on Sunday 04/09/2022 at about 1400hrs, representatives from the Landlord/Landlady’s Association of Idi-Orogbo, Adeosun, Life Forte Area, Awotan, Apete, Ibadan reported a case of suspected Sudden and Unnatural Death at Apete Divisional Police Headquarters.

“In swift coordinated response to the information provided, the Divisional Police Officer and a team of Crime and forensic detectives approached the (3) Three-Bedroom block residence of the deceased and found his remains glued to his beddings lying upward with no visible signs of struggle at a glance.

“Preliminary findings from residents of the community and the Driver’s license found in his wallet revealed that the deceased was indeed Late Aderemi John Abiola and was last seen around 2018, a fact corroborated by family members of the deceased when contacted by detectives of the Command attached to the SCID.

“Furthermore, the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, CP Adebowale Williams psc(+) fdc while appealing to well-meaning members of the public for assistance regarding the provision of useful information has also directed the immediate transfer of the case to the Command’s apex investigation body, the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).”

He added that the scene had since been cordoned in the interest of public health and safety “to enable the completion of the investigation aimed at demystifying the possible cause of death.

“Lastly, the case is actively monitored with the assurances of detailed updates provided accordingly, please.”

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