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Shocker: UBTH Doctor Found Dead Inside Benin Hotel

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The Police in Edo State on Thursday confirmed that a medical doctor , Dr Osasogie Ogbeide , was found dead in a hotel in the state capital, Benin .The Commissioner of Police in the state , Mr . Hakeem Odumosu , told the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin on Thursday , that Ogbeide was of the Radiology Department of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital .

According to Odumosu , it is not a case of murder or kidnap .

“ The doctor checked into a hotel on Saturday and was not seen going out on Sunday nor did anyone visit him , so, the door was forced open on Sunday .
“ He was found lying face down on the bed. The bed sheet was not even ruffled . There was also a bottle of soft drink in the room .

“ There was no sign of struggle or anything on him . We are looking into a case of suicide or suffocation , ” he said .

Odumosu however , said that an autopsy was being conducted on the corpse adding that the police was waiting for the report.

When contacted for clarification , the Public Relations Officer of the UBTH , Mr Joshua Uwaila , said he was not aware whether the doctor was kidnapped or not .

“ I don’ t have that information , that a doctor was kidnapped , ” he said .

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