Murdered Ekiti school driver’s body found, buried

Sunday Abutu

The late school bus driver of Apostolic Faith Group of Schools, Emure Ekiti, Taiwo Olugbaye has been buried.

Mr Olugbaye was kidnapped along with school pupils on January 29 on the Emure-Eporo Road.

His body was recovered in a bush on Sunday evening. He was buried on Monday.

The kidnappers shot Olugbaye dead in the forest a day before they released the kidnapped pupils and their minders, who spent six days in captivity.

Olugbaye’s eldest daughter, Tosin, said she recognised that the body was her dad’s with his Ankara cloth, pair of boxers, and silver ring on one of his fingers, adding, “When I saw the corpse, I knew the world was vanity upon vanity.”

The late driver’s twin sister Kehinde Rasak-Olugbaye lamented that “Taiwo’s death was devastating and saddening. He has been my consolation for the past six years when I lost my husband. He was always there for me and did not let me feel any loss.”

Spokesman of Ekiti State Police Command Sunday Abutu said the corpse was discovered with the support of farmers.

Abutu said, “It was some farmers who discovered it and reported it to the police. Police mobilised to the place in the forest and with investigation, it was discovered that it was the driver’s body.”

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