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Medical doctor nabbed for strings of murders in Kwara



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A medical doctor, Abass Adio Adebowale Adeyemi has been arrested by operatives from the Kwara State Police Command in Kaiama Local Government Area of the state for strings of murders linked to him.

The suspect, who hails from Offa LGA of Kwara State, was arrested for killing a cab driver, Emmanuel Yobo Agbovinuere in Benin City, Edo State, and for absconding with the deceased’s vehicle.

During the search of his office, the decomposed bodies of two women in a shallow grave were uncovered.

The state police spokesperson, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the suspect also confessed to killing his girlfriend, one Ifeoluwa, who was declared missing in Tanke area of Ilorin in 2021.

Okesanmi said the latest gruesome discovery was made after the newly posted State Commissioner of Police, CP Paul Odama, ordered a high-powered investigation into the case of a missing woman identified as Nofisat Halidu.

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During investigation, the suspect, who is the Chief Medical Director of Kaiama General Hospital, led the team to the hospital where his office was forced open.

The freshly cemented floor tiles in his office were broken and the remains of an unidentified woman were found buried in the shallow grave.

Further search of the office led to the opening of a trash can where another body of a lady later identified as the missing Nofisat Halidu, was discovered.

“Further search of the office led to the opening of a trash can where another body of a lady later identified as the earlier reported missing Nofisat Halidu ‘f’ identified by the husband, one Mr Halidu and other members of the community who were present at the scene at the time of the search.

“Other items recovered in the detained doctors office include two telephone handsets found in the hand bag of one of the ladies found in the doctor’s drawer. Two female handbags, a female wig, a veil and a female pants.

In furtherance of the investigation, the Kwara CP had contacted the Edo State Police Command requesting for the release of the suspect to the Kwara State Police Command to answer some questions regarding the discoveries in his office.

The CP emphasized that crimes and criminality would no longer be taken with levity, he advised criminal elements to pack their bags and baggage and relocate from Kwara State, telling them that there’s no space for crime in the state.


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