Kwara Fire Service Recovered Body From River With Hands, Mouth Tied In Kwara

A dead body of a young man on Monday afternoon recovered from Asa River, along Emir’s road, Ilorin by the operative of the Kwara State Fire Service with hands and mouth of the victim found tied.

According to the statement by the spokesperson of the Kwara state fire service, Hassan Adekunle, said “on 15th of November, 2021 at about 14:40hrs, one Mr. Olamilekan brought it to the attention of the Kwara State Fire Service that a dead body was seen at Asa River, along Emir’s road, ilorin”

“Our officers proceeded to the area and we were able to remove the body from the river”

“The sucking aspect of the incident was that the casualty hands were tied together and his mouth too was covered by some tattered wrappers”

Mr. Hassan, however said that “the case later handed over to the Nigeria Police Force through one Superintendent Ajape in the state command”

When contacted, the Police public relation officer, SP Okasanmi Ajayi said. “an information was received by C’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Oja Oba Ilorin to the effect that, a floating male body, was seen at Amilengbe river, Ilorin.

“On the basis of the information, a team of detectives were detailed to the scene, on reaching the scene, men of the Kwara State Fire Service have already removed the body from the river”

“on a closer examination, the hands of the already decomposing body was found tied to his back, while his head was also wrapped with a cloth, fueling suspicion that the victim was killed and thrown into the river”

He, however said “the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Police Command, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc+ has ordered a painstaking investigation into the matter to unravel the perpetrators of the heinous crime”

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Written by Issa Saliu

I am a journalist based in Ilorin

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