Lagos Deputy Commissioner of Police commits suicide in hometown

Gbolahan Oyedemi, a deputy commissioner of Police serving with the Force Criminal and Investigation Department, Alagbon, Lagos State, was said to have killed himself in his private house in his hometown, Oyo State.

Oyedemi, who was the Aide de Camp to the late former governor of the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, during his 11-month tenure as de facto governor in 2006, was found dead with his body hanging.

According to a source close to the family, Oyedemi, who normally visited his hometown during the Easter celebrations, told his aides at the weekend to go to their various towns to celebrate with their family members.

“Yes, he committed suicide. His body was found hanging in his house yesterday (Monday). He stays alone, and he normally comes home for Easter celebrations,” the source said.

“This time, he told his aides to go and celebrate with their family members in their various homes. Only God knows what could have prompted him to commit suicide,” the source added.

As of the time of filing this report, police authorities are yet to give official comments on the death of the deputy commissioner.