Man who went missing in Lagos in December has been found dead

A man, identified as Olanrewaju Ogundare, who was declared missing in Lagos state in December 2020, has been found dead.

The 24-year-old worked with an events centre in Lagos. After returning home from work on Christmas Day, he dropped his bag at his parents’ house on dimula Street, Ikotun, and informed them that he was going to spend the Christmas holiday with his friends.

When he arrived at his friends’ house, he called his mother to inform her that he had gotten to his destination. However, after that call, he went incommunicado.

On the next working day, December 28, Olanrewaju failed to show up at work, which raised suspicion and prompted his colleagues to call his parents, who immediately reported the matter to the Idimu Police Station.

Weeks after he went missing, the police found his mutilated body in the Ejigbo area of Lagos with the aid of his photo.

His body was found on Monday, February 1, and there are speculations that he was murdered.

A preliminary investigation suggests that he was murdered in his friend’s area on the same night he went to visit him for the Christmas celebration.

It is believed that he was killed by suspected armed robbers who have been operating and terrorizing residents of the area.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the incident and said the police is conducting further investigation into the murder case.

However, it was gathered that his family have called for the case to be closed because they do not have the finance to carry out an autopsy.