A popular Islamic cleric has been found dead in his car after being declared missing.
The Imam of Atiba, Odogbolu area of Ijebu in Ogun State, Bakare Mushafau was found lifeless in his vehicle on Thursday, 12 August, 2021.
The cleric who was in his 60’s was declared missing after friends, family and colleagues could not reach him on phone as several calls went unanswered. The matter was lodged in a police station and initially thought to be a case of kidnapping.
However, detectives found the corpse of the cleric in his car in Ikangba, Odogbolu LGA of the state.
Confirming the incident, Ogun police PRO, Oyeyemi Abimbola revealed that there were no injuries or signs of struggle on the body.
He said; “Yesterday, Wednesday, 11 August, 2021 police from Obalende Division, while on patrol, saw an Highlander jeep parked by the roadside, but they went on their own.
“While coming back, the car was still at the same spot. This made them to check and they discovered that the man was dead in the car. There was no sign of violence in his body at all.”
“We learnt that the man was hypertensive.”
Source – Politics Nigeria