The police in Igbokoda, the headquarters of Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, is currently probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a school teacher, Olabode Rufus, who was killed by unknown assailants.
According to reports, the 34-year old teacher allegedly left home on his motorcycle last week Sunday. His family waited in vain for his return and the matter was subsequently reported at the Igbokoda police station where he was declared missing.
The family and the police set-up a search party that later found his lifeless body along a bush path, they also recovered his motorcycle which was abandoned few kilometers
away from where the body was discovered.
The police report, which was made available to journalists at the weekend, showed that when detectives examined the body, it was discovered that he was strangled to death and dumped along the bush. The corpse has been deposited at the General Hospital in Igbokoda for autopsy.
The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Wole Ogodo, who confirmed the unfortunate incident, said a full scale investigation to unravel the circumstances
surrounding the death has commenced.
He said the family of the deceased lodged a report of a missing person having waited for his return, adding that several calls put to the late Rufus phone numbers went unanswered.
According to Ogodo, the police on receiving the report launched a manhunt and later found his corpse along a bush path.
He said the police would ensure that the killers are brought to book, stressing that the matter which was formerly being investigated by the Igbokoda Police Station has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence for proper investigation.

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