Police launch investigation as lifeless body of NYSC member is discovered in Ogun


The Ogun State Police Command says it has launched an investigation to unravel the mystery behind the death of a yet-to-be-identified National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member in the state.

The body of the deceased NYSC member was discovered in the Kadesh area of Ogijo.

The police said the body of the corps member was discovered on Sunday after residents reported the case at Ogijo Division of the Command.

In a statement released on Sunday by its spokesperson, Omotola Odutola, the Command said it is yet to ascertain the cause of the NYSC member’s death.

“The eyewitnesses that raised a loud shout became curious to find a “keke” plying a route not meant for tricycles. Before the eyewitnesses could properly investigate their suspicion, a lifeless body was discovered.

“The culprits defeating the villagers, were a step ahead and disappeared without trace despite the efforts of the concerned citizens to catch up with the culprits,” Odutola said in the statement.

Odutola explained that detectives from the Ogijo Division were dispatched to the scene, where they discovered the body of the young male adult, estimated to be around 24 years old.

According to the police spokesperson, the corpse was found in an isolated bush, and the area was immediately cordoned off.

The body has been deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital Mortuary in Sagamu.

“No one has reported a missing person fitting the description, and no family member has come forward to file a complaint of a missing person.

“In the meantime, the police have launched an active investigation to identify the culprits behind this heinous act.”

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