Crack detectives from the Kwara state police command weekend uncovered bodies of two missing ladies concealed in the office of the Chief medical director of Kaiama general hospital, Dr Adio Adebowale in kaiama local government area of Kwara state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kwara command, Okasanmi Ajayi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
The police said body of an unidentified female was burried inside the doctor’s office in a shallow concreat grave while decomposing body of another femal, Nofisat Halidu, who had earlier been declared missing was kept in a thrash can inside the same doctor’s office.
Ajayi said two female hand bags, pants and handsets were alao recovered from the doctor’s draw inside his office that was forced open.
The police said the doctor is currently in detention in Edo state police command where he was arrested and confessed to had killed his girl friend, one Ifeoluwa, who was declared missing in 2021 in Tanke area of Ilorin.
The suspect allegedly dumped the victim’ s body in a bush in Alapa in the Asa local government area of Kwara state.
“”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,” Ajayi said.
The statement reads, “On assumption of office, as commissioner of police Kwara state, while going through some petitions written by some citizens, a particular case struck the CP regarding a reported case of one missing lady by name Nofisat Halidu ‘F’ in Kaiama, Kaiama Local government area of Kwara State, on 21/11/2021. The CP immediately ordered the setting up of a high powered investigation team led by the deputy Commissioner of Police in the State CID, to unravel the mistry surrounding the kidnap case and other unresolved cases before his assumption of Office.
“Based on the CP order, investigation into the cases began yesterday (Friday) 30/9/2022. Working on a lead provided by the arrest and confession of one Dr Adio Adeyemi Adebowale ‘M’ in Edo state confirming he killed one Ifeoluwa ‘F’ his girlfriend who was declared missing in Tanke area of Ilorin sometimes in 2021 and her dead body later discovered in a bush in Alapa area of Ilorin where he dumped it.
“Incidentally, the said Doctor was the chief medical director of Kaiama general hospital, investigation led the team to Kaiama general hospital where the suspect’s office was forced opened, a cursory look at the office presented a suspicious sight of a freshly cemented floor tiles, curiously the tiles were broken and a gory sight welcomed the detectives, behold, lying inside the shallow grave was a decomposing carcass of an unidentified female.
“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 includes, 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 declared emphatically, that crimes and criminality would no longer be taken with levity, he advised criminal elements to pack their bags and baggages and relocate from Kwara State, telling criminals that, there is a new sheriff in town.
“He stated that Kwara state would not contain both criminals and law abiding citizens in his time as commissioner of police”.