A former Chief Medical Director of Kaima General Hospital, Dr. Abass Adio Adeyemi Adebowale is currently in custody of the Police in Kwara State.
And he is already singing like a canary, confessing to the killing of his girlfriend and burying of another married woman in his office.
Police spokesperson in Kwara State, SP Okasanmi Ajayi disclosed the confession of the suspect.
Earlier, Adebowale was arrested in Edo State for killing a cab driver in Benin City, where he dumped the remains of the driver in a bush and stole his vehicle.
Communicating this situation to the public through Okasanmi Ajayi on Sunday, the Kwara State Police Command, revealed the result of an investigation ordered by the newly posted Commissioner of Police in Kwara State, CP Paul Odama.
Okasanmi Ajayi explained that on assumption of office, as CP, the police boss started going through some petitions written by some citizens, and a particular case struck him regarding a reported case of one missing lady by name Nofisat Halidu in Kaiama, Kaiama Local government area of Kwara State, on 21/11/2021.
The Spokesperson added that 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 mystery surrounding the kidnap case and other unresolved cases before his assumption of Office.
Continuing, SP Okasanmi Ajayi said, “Based on the CP order, investigation into the cases began on 30/09/2022. Working on a lead provided by the arrest and confession of one Dr Adio Adeyemi Adebowale in Edo State confirming he killed one Ifeoluwa, 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.
Read part of the Police statement below:
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 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.
The CP declared emphatically, that crimes and criminality would no longer be taken with levity, he advised criminal elements to pack their bags and baggages and relocate from Kwara State, telling criminals that there is a new sheriff in town.