A popular hotelier in Ogun State who went missing on Monday night has been found dead inside his car trunk along Owode-Idi-Iroko Road.
Alhaji Jimoh Bello, the owner of Uncle J. Bee Hotel located at 168, Lagos-Idiroko Road, Owode, Yewa South Local Government area of Ogun State, was found after three days of intensive search for him.
It was gathered the man left his home at Owode around 8:30pm on May 18 for Idi-Iroko but never got to his destination.
Worried by the situation, The Nation gathered his family reported him missing on Wednesday after waiting for the mandatory 48 hours in the case of sudden disappearance of a person.
Unknown to them, Bello was ambushed on his way by assailants who stripped, killed and locked his body inside the trunk of his saloon car.
However, his decomposing body was discovered on Thursday after road users noticed blood stains underneath the car which has been stationary, and people also started perceiving stench from the car which drew them closer before they saw the blood.
They were said to have contacted the police who raced to the scene, opened the vehicle and found the man’s remains in the trunk.
Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Kenneth Ebrimson, said investigation had commenced to unravel the man’s killers and their motives.
He said: “He was reported missing on Wednesday. Today, we received a call about a vehicle parked on the road with blood.
Policemen went to the scene, opened the trunk and discovered his body.
“At this moment, we do not know how he was killed or those who did it. We do not know if the blood was as a result of body injuries.
“The body was already in a bad shape when it was discovered.
We have commenced investigation.”