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Deputy Commissioner of Police in Oyo state allegedly commits suicide


Gbolahan Oyedemi, a deputy Commissioner of police in Oyo state, allegedly took his own life

As reported by Vanguard, the body of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, who had previously worked as an aide to former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, was found in his apartment. He was found hanging with a noose around his neck.

Even though a full investigation is still pending to determine the exact cause of his death, according to a source, it appears to be a case of suicide. However, friends and family waiting for the official investigation to provide more details.

The deceased DCP Gbolahan Oyedemi was said to have come home for the Easter celebration and arrived at his residence at Petros Academy Street, Federal Low cost area with no one accompanying him.

The officer who passed away, estimated to be in his 50s, served as the Aide De Camp to the late Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala for about eleven months, from 2006 to 2007.

One of his neighbours who spoke to newsmen said, “Sometimes, he came home with police security. In fact l saw him recently driving personally into his beautiful mansion.

“It’s only him we see around. His family is not usually seen with him.”

The source further disclosed that the man had been battling with depression for quite a long time.

Due to his effective policing, He was recommended for commendation for his handling of the ENDSARS protests in 2020.

Before his death, Olugbemi had served as Divisional Police Officer in Ilupeju Area Commander in Ajah, and was Personal Assistant to two former Commissioners of Police in Lagos State.


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