The Oyo State Police Command has located the family members of the man whose skeleton was found at his resident, in Awotan area of Ibadan, recently.
A statement by the command’s spokesperson, Mr Adewale Osifeso, said family members of the deceased confirmed that his name was Aderemi John Abiola and that he was last seen in 2018.
According to the statement, the discovery was a result of “solid partnership and provision of credible information to the Oyo State Police Command.”
“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 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 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, 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).
“In furtherance of the above, the scene has 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,” the statement read.
The skeleton of deceased was found by neighbours while clearing the bush surrounding his house.
Aderemi was last seen in 2018 and his whereabouts unknown until his skeleton was discovered.