A popular hotelier in Ogun State, Alhaji Jimoh Bello, who went missing on Monday night May 18, was found dead in the trunk of his car along Owode-Idi-Iroko Road on Thursday, May 21.
The deceased who owns Uncle J. Bee Hotel located at 168, Lagos-Idiroko Road, Owode, Yewa South Local Government area of Ogun State, was said to have left his home at Owode around 8:30 pm on May 18 for Idi-Iroko but never got to his destination.
His family members thereafter declared him missing after waiting for 48 hours.
Following a thorough search, he was found dead and stripped of all his wears inside the trunk of his car on Thursday, May 21.
Passers-by perceived a stench from a car that was stationed by the roadside and then alerted the police who opened the vehicle and found the man’s corpse in the trunk.
Ogun state Commissioner for Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, confirmed the incident and said an investigation has been launched
“He was reported missing on Wednesday. Today, we received a call about a vehicle parked on the road with blood. Policemen went to the scene, opened the trunk and discovered his body.
At this moment, we do not know how he was killed or those who did it. We do not know if the blood was as a result of body injuries.
“The body was already in a bad shape when it was discovered. We have commenced investigation.” he said