A former Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, Mr. Bode Olugbore, has been arrested in connection to he death of a 29-year-old woman, Kemi Arobieke, in his apartment.
Kemi, who the family sources claimed was Olugbore’s lover, was found dead in his apartment on Saturday, August 8.
According to a Punch report, Kemi, an event planner, came from Lagos to visit Olugbore in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Thursday, August 6, and promised to return on Saturday.
It was learnt that Kemi’s family, however, got a call on Sunday that the lady had been electrocuted in the ex-SSA’s apartment by an electric fan, and her corpse had been deposited in a mortuary.
The ex-SSA was arrested after the case was reported to the police.
The deceased’s elder brother, Ayoola, said Kemi had known Olugbore for about four years, but the family initially did not know about their relationship.
He said the explanation that his sister was electrocuted by a standing fan sounded illogical as there were no traces of burn either on her body or on the fan.
He said: “We were made to understand that she was electrocuted in the apartment by a standing fan. That is very hard for me to understand. The police showed us the fan, and it seemed to be working fine. It was not burnt. The socket was not burnt. So, it is suspicious that she was electrocuted. The current in a fan is not enough to kill except one has direct contact with a live wire. The marks on her body suggested something contrary.
“Right now, everyone is waiting for answers from the autopsy. We know that the man has been arrested by the police.”
According to the newspaper, Olugbore’s lawyer’s said the ex-SSA was not in his apartment at the time of the incident, adding that Kemi’s death was a domestic accident.
The Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Folashade Odoro, confirmed the arrest. She added that investigation was ongoing on the matter.
She said, “I don’t know about who is involved, but the suspect has been arrested by the police. Investigation is also ongoing on the matter. When things like this happen, the first suspect is the owner of the apartment. So, he was arrested immediately.”