The operatives of the Kwara State Fire Service on Monday afternoon recovered the dead body of young man from Asa River, along Emir’s road, Ilorin with hands and mouth of the victim found tied.
According to the statement by the spokesperson of the Kwara state fire service, Hassan Adekunle, “on 15th of November, 2021 at about 14:40hrs, one Mr. Olamilekan brought it to the attention of the Kwara State Fire Service that a dead body was seen at Asa River, along Emir’s road, ilorin”
“Our officers proceeded to the area and we were able to remove the body from the river.
“The shocking aspect of the incident was that the casualty hands were tied together and his mouth too was covered by some tattered wrappers”
Mr Hassan, however, said “the case was later handed over to the Nigeria Police Force through one Superintendent Ajape in the state command”
When contacted, the Police public relations officer, SP Okasanmi Ajayi said. “an information was received by C’ Divisional Police Headquarters, Oja Oba Ilorin to the effect that, a floating male body, was seen at Amilengbe river, Ilorin.
“On the basis of the information, a team of detectives were detailed to the scene, on reaching the scene, men of the Kwara State Fire Service have already removed the body from the river.
“On a closer examination, the hands of the already decomposing body was found tied to his back, while his head was also wrapped with a cloth, fueling suspicion that the victim was killed and thrown into the river”
He, however, said “the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Police Command, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc+ has ordered a painstaking investigation into the matter to unravel the perpetrators of the heinous crime”