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Deputy Commissioner of Police reportedly commits suicide in Oyo

A Deputy Commissioner of Police attached to the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (FCIID), Gbolahan Olugbemi has allegedly committed suicide in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

The body of the DCP, who had served as an aide to former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala was reportedly discovered in his apartment with a noose around his neck hanging.

Though full investigation is yet to be carried out to ascertain the cause of his death, a source told Vanguard that it looks like a suicide.

The deceased DCP Gbolahan Olugbemi 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.

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The deceased officer whose age is put at 50 plus was the Aide De Camp of late Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala during his eleven-month tenure from 2006-2007.

It was gathered that his residence has been cordoned off and sympathizers stood in clusters mourning the tragic end of the gallant officer.

One of his neighbours 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.”

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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.

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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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