The corpse of a 32-12 months-outdated driver, Joseph Kehinde has been found contained in the gutter by residents of Arepo within the Obafemi Owode Native Authorities Space of Ogun State.
Kehinde was reportedly stabbed to loss of life and his corpse dumped in a gutter beside a filling station within the space.
In response to Punch, the Ekiti State indigene, who lived in Arepo, left dwelling for work on Friday and drove his boss, who equally lived in Arepo, to the Lagos Island, the place the latter labored.
Nonetheless, Kehinde’s corpse was discovered within the gutter on Saturday.
The physique was eliminated by the police from the Warewa division.
Kehinde has been married to his spouse, Kemi, for 4 years, with a 3- 12 months- outdated daughter.
Kemi, who can also be three months pregnant, instructed the newspaper that her husband had been working along with his boss for the previous two years with none drawback.
She stated, “He usually drove the boss to work on the Lagos Island daily.
“On Friday, after we spoke within the morning, he was not reachable within the night.
“It was on Saturday that a motorcyclist, who lives in our neighbourhood referred to as to inform me that my husband’s corpse was seen within the gutter.
“He was stabbed by the facet and his shirt was taken away. There was no blood within the gutter and from what I noticed, his underwear was pulled up earlier than he was stabbed. There have been little bloodstains on his singlet.
“His boss instructed us that after they closed from work on Friday, he drove her to Ikeja. She mentioned she gave him transport fare again dwelling, whereas she went for a vigil . She stated she heard the information of the demise like all people else.”
Because it was gathered, the assailants went away with Kehinde’s telephone, however left his pockets.
The widow appealed for assist, saying the husband was the breadwinner of the household.
Nonetheless, elder brother of the sufferer, Darasimi Joseph, stated Kehinde’s boss had not advised the household the entire reality.
He mentioned, “I consider there’s something fishy concerning the loss of life and solely God is aware of it. Somebody dropped his boss by eight pm and the following morning, we noticed the corpse within the gutter. I consider all the things that is occurring might be uncovered in a matter of time.”
Additionally, the elder sister of the sufferer, Toyin Adeojo, referred to as on the federal government to intervene and provides the household justice, saying the household was poor.
She stated, “We have now been unjustly oppressed by highly effective individuals. We’re poor, however we wish the federal government to return to our assist. His loss of life is a giant loss to our household. He was a pleasant, cheerful and effectively – behaved man.
“He should not die in useless.”
The sufferer’s corpse was mentioned to have been deposited in a mortuary for post-mortem.
When contacted, the boss declined remark.
She mentioned, “I feel if the household is alleging something, it’s best to discover out from them what the key is. In the event that they gave you all the knowledge, for example, why the corpse was dumped in Arepo the place he lived, you must also discover out from them.
“I’m not obliged to talk with you. If you’d like data, it is best to communicate with people who gave you info.”
In the meantime, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.
He, nevertheless, stated it was reported as a case of sudden and unnatural dying, including that the police had begun investigations.
He mentioned, “Some individuals really got here to inform us that they awakened within the morning and located the corpse of a younger man inside a gutter.
“With that report, what the police will incident is a case of sudden and unnatural dying. We nonetheless want to substantiate if he was killed by anyone or not. We’re investigating.”
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