3rd October, 2022
The Chief Medical Director of Kaiama General Hospital, Dr Abass Adio Adebowale, who was initially arrested for killing a cab driver in Edo state, has been linked with two other murders: his girlfriend and another lady in Kwara.
Kwara Police Command Spokesman, Ajayi Okasanmi disclosed this on Sunday in Ilorin.
The suspect, who hails from Offa LGA of Kwara State, was first arrested for killing a cab driver, Emmanuel Yobo Agbovinuere.
He allegedly killed the victim in Benin City, Edo state, dumped his corpse at Otofure community on the Benin-Lagos highway and absconded with the deceased’s vehicle.
Spokesperson of the Kwara State Police Command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, in a statement on Sunday, October 2, said the suspect also confessed to killing his girlfriend, one Ifeoluwa, who was declared missing in Tanke area of Ilorin in 2021.
According to the PPRO, the latest gruesome discovery was made after the newly posted State Commissioner of Police, CP Paul Odama, ordered a high-powered investigation into the case of a missing woman identified as Nofisat Halidu.
During investigation, the suspect, who is the Chief Medical Director of Kaiama General Hospital, led the team to the hospital where his office was forced opened.
The freshly cemented floor tiles in his office were broken and the remains of an unidentified woman were found buried in the shallow grave.
Further search of the office led to the opening of a trash can where another body of a lady later identified as missing Nofisat Halidu, was discovered.
“The Kwara State Police Command wishes to inform the public of the result of an investigation ordered by CP Paul Odama psc (+) the newly posted Commissioner of Police Kwara State,” the statement read.
“On assumption of office, as commissioner of police Kwara State, while going through some petitions written by some citizens, a particular case struck the CP regarding a reported case of one missing lady by name Nofisat Halidu ‘F’ in Kaiama, Kaiama Local government area of Kwara State, on 21/11/2021.
“The CP immediately ordered the setting up of a high powered investigation team led by the deputy Commissioner of Police in the State CID, to unravel the mistry surrounding the kidnap case and other unresolved cases before his assumption of Office.
“Based on the CP order, investigation into the cases began yesterday 30/9/2022. Working on a lead provided by the arrest and confession of one Dr Adio Adeyemi Adebowale ‘M’ in Edo State confirming he killed one Ifeoluwa ‘F’ his girlfriend who was declared missing in Tanke area of Ilorin sometimes in 2021 and her dead body later discovered in a bush in Alapa area of Ilorin where he dumped it.
“Incidentally, the said Doctor was the chief medical director of Kaiama general hospital, investigation led the team to Kaiama general hospital where the suspect’s office was forced opened, a cursory look at the office presented a suspicious sight of a freshly cemented floor tiles, curiously the tiles were broken and a gory sight welcomed the detectives, behold, lying inside the shallow grave was a decomposing carcass of an unidentified female.
“Further search of the office led to the opening of a trash can where another body of a lady later identified as the earlier reported missing Nofisat Halidu ‘f’ identified by the husband, one Mr Halidu and other members of the community who were present at the scene at the time of the search.
“Other items recovered in the detained doctors office include, two telephone handsets found in the hand bag of one of the ladies found in the doctor’s drawer. Two female handbags, a female wig, a veil and a female pants”.
In furtherance of the investigation, the Kwara CP had contacted the Edo State Police Command requesting for the release of the suspect to the Kwara State Police Command to answer some questions regarding the discoveries in his office.