JUST IN: Murder of Gbenga Owolabi: US begins investigations, as medical team storms Ogbomoso  

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JUST IN: Murder of Gbenga Owolabi: US begins investigations, as medical team storms Ogbomoso

Femi OGUNLANA

The US government has begun investigations into the circumstances surrounding the abduction and murder of Mr. Gbenga Owolabi and one other, Rachael Opadele, in Abaa, Ogbomoso in Oyo state. ogbomosoinisghtonline.com recalls that the motorcyclist that conveyed the ransom bearer to the kidnappers, Idowu Ajagbe, was also killed.

Gbenga Owolabi and Rachael Opadele

Gbenga Owolabi was a US citizen, a country known for its ultra care of its citizens and for putting much premium on their lives.

The death of Gbenga Owolabi in such questionable circumstances with the dare-devil perpetrators still at large, was obviously the reason the US government flew in medical personnel into Nigeria to carry out autopsy on the body of the deceased deposited at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.

“It is true, two pathologists came in today from America to carry out post-mortem examination on the body of my brother, Gbenga Owolabi, and they just finished the procedure and are already leaving,” brother of the deceased, Mr. Caleb Ayo Owolabi, told ogbomosoinsightonline.com on phone.

He further informed when asked that the body would later be flown to the US for further procedures, asserting “America will not let the matter slide just like that. It values the lives of its citizens. This is part of the investigations into the matter.”

Sources at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital also confirmed the report.

On July 28, 2022, Gbenga Owolabi, who just returned from the US, was kidnapped by gunmen at his hotel – Tana Suites, in Abaa, Ogbomoso, along with Rachael Opadele, one of his staffers and who was a final year student at LAUTECH.

The kidnappers initially demanded a ransom of N100m but after intense negotiations agreed to take N5m. However, despite taking the money they went ahead to butcher the victims and the okada operator. The ransom bearer reportedly escaped by the whiskers.

While Rachael Opadele and Idowu Ajagbe, who incidentally attended the same church while alive, First Baptist Church, Abaa, were buried the same week of their death, Gbenga Owolabi was not.

Meanwhile it’s learnt an autopsy had earlier been carried out on the corpses of the victims under the supervision of the Nigerian Police the reports of which however were not made public.

 

 

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