The Ondo State Police Command has confirmed the killing of Mr. Gbenga Olofinmoyegun, a Director at the Teaching Service Commission, TESCOM, in the state, who was declared missing on Thursday.
The command spokesperson, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, told The Hope Metro in Akure on Sunday, that the mutilated corpse of the director was found on Saturday in Akure.
According to her, the deceased was identified by some people through the suit he wore before he went missing.
“Yesterday afternoon somebody called to inform us that a decomposing corpse was found at Saint Theresa, close to St. Peter in Akure.
“When the police got there to remove the corpse some people came around and identified him as the director we have been searching for in the past three days.
“It was his suit they used to identify him, but his head had been cut off and his chest ripped open while his intestine was removed,” Odunlami said.
The police spokesperson said that investigation was continuing to unravel the circumstances behind the killing of the director.
“Investigation has started, his phone was left behind and some other things too.
“And maybe it’s a ritual case, but it is investigation that will reveal all these,” the PPRO said.
Colleagues of the deceased have expressed shock over his gruesome murder as they described him as a dedicated, hardworking and an easygoing man
Olofingboyegun, who was the Director of the Department of Research and Statistics in TESCOM, was declared missing on Thursday after he left the office for undisclosed reasons. His body was found on Sunday.
Family and friends had suspected that he was a victim of kidnappers and were waiting for the call of his supposed abductors for a ransom payment.
Efforts to trace him were fruitless until his decomposing body was found in Saint Theresa Primary School beside Saint Peter’s Unity School in Akure.
Eyewitnesses said Olofingboyegun’s head and other sensitive parts of the body were cut off and taken away by the suspected assailants.
A close relation said he was still in office dress of suits and tie that he wore to the office when his decomposing body was found.
Mr Clement Olorunmeke a director at the Ondo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) discribed late Mr. Gbenga Olofingboyegun as a quiet
and easy going man who would not hurt a fly.
Olurunmeke described his late colleague as a very quiet man” he is a very gentle and quiet person. Until you force him to talk that is when he would actually say something. I don’t think he could hurt a fly because he those not look it.
Our last moments was when he came to my office on Wednesday. Because we relate as family. Everybody in my unite relate together as one family.
For now, we are still mourn, we reported to the police on that Thursday when we realized he was missing. And they are doing their job.