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Award-winning Deputy Police Commissioner mysteriously dies in lonely mansion

Award-winning Deputy Police Commissioner mysteriously dies in lonely mansion

A Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Gbolahan Olugbemi, has been found dead in his house in Ogbomosho, Oyo State.

Olugbemi, who was of the Lagos Police Command, had gone to celebrate the Easter holidays.

The senior police officer who was celebrated for his role during the #EndSARS protest died in a mysterious circumstance.

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Suicide?

Some sources on Tuesday morning said his body was found hanging in the house on Monday, suggesting he probably committed suicide.

“He came with his aides and we heard that he discharged them to go and celebrate Easter with their respective families only to hear that he committed suicide yesterday (Monday),” a colleague with whom he served as aide to late Governor Akala, told Leadership.

“He was formerly staying with his mother in a house he built for her around Randa area of Ogbomoso, later he built another house located at Petros Academy Street, Federal Lowcost area and he thereafter moved to the new building where he was staying alone whenever he comes around. He was unmarried,” another source stated.

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Efforts to speak to the spokespersons of both Lagos and Oyo State Police Commands on the incident proved abortive.

Police investigation

But the police through the FCID spokesperson, ASP Aminat Mayegun, have said that they were going to investigate his death, adding that the former Personal Assistant to late DIG Israel Ajao and late CP Young Arebamen could not have committed suicide as being rumoured.

A police source at FCID said some persons would be invited for questioning over the incident. Among them are those who first saw his corpse.

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“This is to ascertain where the deceased went to before his death, who was with him at the time he entered his room, including who had his two handsets as of the time of death,” the source said.

Awards winner

Gbolahan Olugbemi, Award-winning, Deputy Police Commissioner, Mysterious death, Nigeria
Gbolahan Olugbemi was a highly decorated officer

A United Nations medalist in Law Enforcement and Administration, Olugbemi had served as the ADC to the late Oyo State Governor, Alao Akala.

He was Divisional Police Officer at Ilupeju, Area Commander at Ajah in Lagos.

He had received training in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Operations, had received several awards in Nigeria and abroad, and he had been celebrated in the media for several good deeds in the course of his career.

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Olugbemi was a graduate of the University of Lagos and the Olabisi Onabanjo University respectively.

 

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