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Tragedy as deputy commissioner of police commits suicide in Oyo

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Tragedy struck as a deputy commissioner of police, Gbolahan Olugbemi reportedly committed suicide in Oyo state.



DCP Olugbemi, who was serving at the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (FCIID), Alagbon, Lagos, reportedly died in his country home at Ògbómọ̀ṣọ́, Oyo State, where he had gone for the Easter break.

He was the Aide de Camp to the late former Governor of the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, during his 11-month tenure as defacto governor in 2006.

According to a source, the DCP, who normally visited his hometown during the Easter celebrations, told his aides at the weekend to go to their various towns to celebrate with their family members.

The source said, “Yes, he committed suicide. His body was found hanging in his house yesterday (Monday). He stays alone, and he normally comes home for Easter celebrations.

“This time, he told his aides to go and celebrate with their family members in their various homes. Only God knows what could have prompted him to commit suicide.”

Until his mysterious death, the DCP served at the FCID Annex Alagbon close, Ikoyi Lagos.

But the police through the FCID spokesperson, ASP Aminat Mayegun have said that they were going to investigate his death adding that the former Personal Assistant to late DIG Israel Ajao and late CP Young Arebame couldn’t not have committed suicide.

The police said they would probe who first saw his body, where he was coming from and who was with him at the time he entered his room including who had his two handsets as of the time of death.

They noted that DCP Olugbemi had from enlistment into the police Force had juicy postings and was gradually nearing his retirement stressing that his death has left much to be desired.

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A United Nations medalist in Law Enforcement and Administration, Olugbemi had served as the ADC to the late Oyo State Governor, Alao Akala. He was DPO at Ilupeju, Area Commander at Ajah in Lagos, and he had earlier served as Personal Assistant (P A) to two Lagos State Commissioners of Police, the late CP Young Arebamen and the late DIG Israel Ajao.

Olugbemi, who had received training in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Operations, had received several awards in Nigeria and abroad, and he had been celebrated in the media for several good deeds in the course of his career.

He was a graduate of the University of Lagos and the Olabisi Onabanjo University respectively.

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