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Tears as slain oil worker is buried in Lagos

Family members and sympathisers at Adedoyin’s burial…

• Family urges IGP to ensure justice 

Former Chairman of National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG), Mr. Adeyemo Adetona Adedoyin, who was allegedly murdered in his house at the Mafoluku area of Oshodi, Lagos State, has been buried amid tears at Atan cemetery, Yaba.

Adedoyin was billed to retire as Transport Quality Controller of Total Exploration and Gas Production, Tower House, Victoria Island, where he was working in January to establish his private company before he was allegedly hacked to death.

Family members have reiterated their call on the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to prevail on the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, to investigate the police officers that are handling the case.

Adedoyin’s burial was short of funfare as family members lament the loss of a man they described as ‘gentle to the core’.
Police’s initial autopsy had stated that the man died of natural causes. Following the family’s protest and allegation of foul play against the
Investigating Police Officer (IPO) at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, another autopsy was conducted, which revealed that Adedoyin’s case was that of ‘homicide’.

A family member, Benedict, said: “The only thing that would give our family consolation is justice. I am begging the Inspector General of Police to give us that justice and arrest all the suspects.

“The police investigating the death connived with the suspect to doctor the autopsy report. They presented an autopsy report, which stated that the man died of heart attack when he had bruises all over his body.

“We opposed the autopsy report before morticians at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) conducted another one, which discovered that he was murdered.  The new report stated that he had injuries, indicating that he was beaten to death.

“One of his wives was detained alongside other persons, but were released after the controversial autopsy was presented. That is why we are appealing to the police high command to fish out his killers.

“He was a kind-hearted man and a philanthropist, but see how he was buried like a nobody,” he lamented.



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