A 37-year-old man, Azeez Ilias, said to be the son of a traditional ruler in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State, and a woman, identified only as Deborah, have been found dead in a car parked in front of a building in Ago Egun, Idiroko.
While they were found naked, their clothes were not in the Toyota Camry, said to be owned by Ilias.
Ilias’ clothes were found in a gutter in front of a house suspected to be the residence of the female victim, according to The PUNCH.
Confirming the incident on Tuesday, the Idiroko divisional headquarters of the Ogun State Government-owned indigenous security outfit, So-Safe Corps, said it discovered the bodies around 2am on Monday.
The corps spokesperson, Moruf Yusuf, in a statement, said the discovery was made during a routine motorised patrol.
He noted that his men found the two bodies lifeless and naked in the ash-coloured Toyota Camry with number plate, LND 223 BV.
‚ÄúThe robust relationship between the So-Safe Corps and the Ogun State Police Command yielded a wonderful result as the So-Safe Corps, a state agency, and the Idiroko Police Divisional Headquarters jointly smelt a car parked to be suspicious and as approached, found two bodies lying lifeless in the car.
‚ÄúThe male, a 37-year-old, has been identified as Azeez Ilias, the son of one of the baales in the Ipokia axis, while the female body is identified as Deborah as of the time of filing this report,” the statement read.
Yusuf said efforts were ongoing to unravel the mystery behind the deaths.
Also, the Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, adding that the two could have been murdered by unknown persons.
Oyeyemi said the outcome of investigations would reveal the mystery behind the incident.
“We are investigating the incident. We want to know what led to the death of the two of them. We are suspecting that they were murdered; we are highly suspecting that; so we want to investigate it,‚ÄĚ he said.