Monday, November 28, 2022

Police uncover two decomposing bodies in Bauchi

The bodies were discovered in a room in Rafin Tambari, a community within the Bauchi metropolis.

• November 15, 2022
Aminu Alhassan the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Cross River
Aminu Alhassan

The police in Bauchi State say they have discovered two decomposing bodies in a room in the Bauchi metropolis.

The Bauchi State police spokesman, Ahmad Wakil, disclosed this in an interview in Bauchi on Tuesday.

Mr Wakil said the bodies were discovered on Monday in a room in Rafin Tambari, a community within the Bauchi metropolis.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Alhassan Aminu, had ordered a discreet investigation into the incident.

Mr Wakil said a good Samaritan who resides at Government Reserved Area (GRA) reported the disappearance of his boss, Dele Benjamin, to the police B Division.

According to him, the good Samaritan had visited his boss’ apartment at Rafin Tambari after he failed to show up at his shop after 1:00 p.m.

“He knocked without any response. He then jumped through the perimeter fence of the house, where he started to perceive some unpleasant odour but could not access to the room.

“He proceeded to report at the division, and the detectives at the division, under the command of the commissioner of police, instructed and directed the divisional police officer to swing into action,” Mr Wakil said.

He said that on getting to the scene, the detectives were greeted with an unpleasant odour.

The spokesman said with the assistance of the Bauchi State Welfare Board, passersby and the neighbours, the door was eventually opened.

He said a yet-to-be-identified decomposing body of a woman was also found beside the man.

Mr Wakil said the corpses had been evacuated and deposited at the Bauchi State Specialist’s hospital morgue.

“The commissioner of police has directed that a postmortem examination be conducted on the corpses to ascertain the cause of their deaths.

“The commissioner also called on the members of the public to be more vigilant and try to check on their neighbours at all times.

“He equally called on parents and guardians to always monitor the movement of their wards,” Mr Wakil said.

He said the outcome of the investigation would be made public.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Nasiru Idris


2023: I’ll establish ministry to tackle political thuggery, APC guber candidate says

Nasiru Idris said the ministry would also be mandated to fish out drug addicts across Kebbi.

Elon Musk

Hot news Home top

Apple wants to remove Twitter from its store: Elon Musk

Mr Musk also claims that Apple has suspended majority of its advertisements on Twitter.


National Sports Festival: 14,000 athletes to compete for medals in Asaba

The 36 states and the FCT will be competing in over 30 different sports in the festival.

Nigeria Exchange (NGX)


NGX: Investors lose N64 billion in bearish trading

The downturn was due to sell-offs in tier-one banks and industrial stocks such as Zenith Bank, Stanbic Bank and BUA Cement.

Human and Environmental Development Agenda, HEDA

Hot news Home top

Politicians plan to rig 2023 elections by buying PVCs in opposition strongholds: HEDA

The anti-corruption group said unnamed politicians were buying PVCs for N5,000 or more.

A composite of President Muhammadu Buhari and Beggars used to illustrate story.


Inflation better than hunger; Nigerians have enough food: FG

The regime said the inflationary trend the country was witnessing was a global crisis.