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Deputy Commissioner of Police commits suicide in Ogbomoso


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A Deputy Commissioner of Police with the Force Criminal and Investigation Department, Mr Gbolahan Oyedemi on Monday, allegedly committed suicide in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

The body of the 50 year old senior officer, who had served as an aide to former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala was discovered in his apartment with a noose around his neck hanging.

The late police officer was said to have returned home for the Easter celebration and arrived at his residence at Petros Academy Street, Federal Low cost area with no one accompanying him.

At the time of filing this report, his residence has been cordoned off and sympathizers stood in clusters mourning the tragic end of the officer.

One of his neighbours speaking on the development said, “Sometimes, he came home with police security. In fact l saw him recently driving personally into his beautiful mansion.”

“It’s only him we see around. His family is not usually seen with him.”

The source further disclosed that the man had been battling with depression for quite a long time.

Due to his effective policing, he was was recommended for commendation for his handling of the ENDSARS protests in 2020.

Before his death, Olugbemi had served as Divisional Police Officer in Ilupeju Area Commander in Ajah, and was Personal Assistant to two former Commissioners of Police in Lagos State.


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