Landlady, husband on the run after throwing tenant’s corpse into canal

Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have initiated a manhunt for Bola Abiodun and her husband, Sunday, who absconded from their home in the Temidire community, located in Ifo Local Government Area, after allegedly disposing of their tenant’s body in a canal.

It was gathered that the couple allegedly committed the crime at 12:05p.m., on May 8, 2024.

A police source within the command, who wished to remain anonymous due to lack of authorization to speak on behalf of the command, disclosed that the tenant, known as Iya Ibukun, had previously been struck by a hit-and-run driver on May 5, 2024.

After suffering injuries from the accident, it was learned that the deceased had turned to self-medication out of concern that she would not be able to pay for her medical bills.

After turning to self-medication, it was gathered she passed away in her apartment few days later.

The corpse was allegedly taken from the room and disposed off in a nearby canal by the landlady and her husband.

Chairman of the Community Development Association, Mosuru Akindele, was reportedly called by the residents, who were suspicious about the alleged occurrence, and the youth leader, Olabode Kazeem, was also contacted following the incident.

Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, said the police were working to recover the body from the canal.

“Our men went to the house and discovered a two-year-old boy in a welfare facility. Meanwhile, our men combed the entire canal in search of the body, but we haven’t found anything,” she said.

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