Lagos Deputy Commissioner Of Police Commits Suicide In His Residence In Oyo State

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A Lagos State Deputy Commissioner of Police, Gbolahan Oyedemi, serving with the Force Criminal and Investigation Department, Alagbon, has allegedly taken his own life while in his private house in his hometown of Ogbomoso, Oyo State, on Monday, 1st of March, 2024.

According to Punch, the deceased police officer was an Aide de Camp to the late former Governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, during his 11 months duration as defacto Governor in 2006.

Punch stated that a source who is said to be close to the family, on Tuesday, in his confirmation of the late police officer’s death, said that he committed suicide, with his body found hanging in his house on Monday. The source further said that he stayed alone, and normally visited during Easter celebrations.

Speaking further, the source also revealed that the late police officer ordered his aides at the weekend to go and celebrate with their family members in their various towns.

In continuation, the report stated that all efforts to get the reaction of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, proved abortive because his mobile number was not reachable.

However, upon being contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of Force Criminal Investigation Department, Alagbon, DSP Eguaoje Funmilayo, confirmed the incident.

Funmilayo said that no one can tell specifically what the cause of the late Deputy Commissioner’s death is until an investigation is carried out. He also said that the Inspector General of Police had not yet approved an official statement on the development.

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