The remains of a man, John Aderemi Abiola, have been found four years after his death in Adeosun/Idi Orogbo community in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Abiola’s skeleton was said to have been found on the bed in his room on Sunday after he was last seen in December 2018.
Abiola, who was an engineer and was based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, with his family before moving to Ibadan, was said to have lived in many areas within the Oyo State capital before constructing the house in Adeosun community.
He was said to have earlier informed some people of his intention to go to Port Harcourt and be back for the Eid-el-Kabir ceremony in 2018, but he was not seen for the festivity and thereafter made them think he was staying back where he initially came from.
It was however gathered that the community landlords decided in a meeting to find a means of getting access to Abiola’s house after the weeds in his compound had grown bushy.
They were said to have jettisoned the idea because of the implication in the law.
It was learnt the move was made again when the owner of the piece of land beside Abiola’s house moved in about two years ago after the completion of the construction.
He was said to have made the move following the invasion of his residence by snakes which were crawling in from the next compound.
This was said to have made the community approach Apete police station, where they were given the nod to do the necessary.
The community, it was gathered, decided on Sunday to hire labourers to clear the bush.
The labourers were said to have first noticed Abiola’s Volkswagen Golf car with registration number AKD 769 DC which had been covered by the bush before the clearing.
One of the landlords, identified as Mohammed Ademola, who also worked for and used to interact with Abiola, was said to have decided to check the late engineer’s room which was left open.
It was gathered that Ademola saw Abiola’s remains on the bed, forcing him to raise the alarm.
Abiola’s boxers was said to have been seen around his waist while the top he wore had been eaten by his rotten flesh.
It was gathered that his phones, a laptop, a TV, and his wardrobe, among other items, were also found in his house.
It was learnt that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Apete, SP Grace Akinsehinwa, was informed after Abiola’s remains were found, which made the police spokesperson to send detectives to the scene for investigation and action.
The incident was confirmed by the central chairman of Adeosun/Idi Orogbo Landlords’ Association, Oluwafemi Omilana, saying the skeleton had not been removed because the community does not want to violate the law.