Hoodlums abduct, kill LUTH consultant surgeon

Solomon Arase IGP

Solomon Arase IGP

A consultant orthopaedic surgeon with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Dr Thomas Adekoya-Cole has been abducted and killed by yet-to-be identified assailants. He reportedly met his untimely death on Sunday morning in his town near Itele, Ijebu-Ode Ogun State.
It was learnt that Adekoya-Cole, 60, was first abducted by some hoodlums before being hacked to death. He was reportedly in the community for a social function.
He was said to have been dealt many machete blows until he surrendered his life.
The killing is thought in security circle to be a reprisal for the death of a native doctor, identified as Omotayo Ogunbowale.
Ogunbowale was reportedly stabbed to death during a ritual ceremony on Saturday.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the killings, adding that the corpses had been deposited in a mortuary.
According to him, “At about 4:00 a.m., we received information that some hoodlums went to Akongi Street and attacked some traditional worshippers. On arrival at the scene, we met a corpse identified as Omotayo Ogunbowale of Odimore Ijebu Ode. He was aged 38 years and was stabbed to death. By Sunday morning, we got a call that the doctor had been killed in a reprisal attack at Itele, Ijebu-Ode.”
Adejobi added that investigations were ongoing into the deaths.


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