Popular Hotelier Found Dead in Car Trunk


A popular hotelier in Ogun State, Alhaji Jimoh Bello, who went missing on Monday night May 18, has been found dead inside his car trunk.

It was gathered that he was found along Owode-Idi-Iroko Road in the state on Thursday.

Late Bello who owns Uncle J. Bee Hotel located at 168, Lagos-Idiroko Road, Owode, Yewa South Local Government area of the State, was declared missing by his family after awaiting his return for 48 hours.

He was said to have left his home at Owode around 8:30 pm on May 18 for Idi-Iroko.

However, after an intense search, he was found naked inside the trunk of his saloon car on Thursday.

It is believed that he was ambushed on his way by assailants who stripped and killed him, then locked his body inside his car.

Road users who noticed a stench from a car that was stationed by the roadside alerted the police who opened the vehicle and found the man’s dead body in the trunk.

The state Commissioner for Police, Kenneth Ebrimson confirmed the incident.

He added that an investigation has commenced.

“He was reported missing on Wednesday. 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 bad shape when it was discovered. We have commenced an investigation.” he said.

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