Community shock as landlord found dead four years after last seen
Almost four years after he was last seen in December 2018, the Adeosun/Idi Orogbo Community in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State was shocked to discover one of their landlords, Mr. John Aderemi Abiola, in his room on Sunday.
The discovery was made after the neighborhood decided, with the permission of the police authorities, to enter his complex to remove the shrub that had grown over his fence into the neighboring house, resulting in a reptile invasion.
The locals began to worry where the man might be as 2019 slipped into 2020.
Although he informed two of those with whom he had previously communicated of his plans to travel to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and return in time for Ileya
Even though he told two of the people he used to interact with that he intended to travel to Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and return for the Ileya ceremony in 2018, they assumed he was remaining back where he originally came from when they didn’t see him for the celebration and the following days.
His phone lines were not being called from other numbers.
The community landlords allegedly resolved at a meeting to find a way to gain access to the property in order to clear the bush after noticing that the weeds in his compound had become bushy.
However, it was claimed that they abandoned the plan due to the legal implications.
The community members who didn’t know his whereabouts then resolved to go out and clear the bush once more as 2021 and 2022 drew to a close.
When the owner of the parcel of land next to Mr. Abiola’s home moved in roughly two years ago after the building was finished, Nigerian Tribune learned that the move had been repeated.
However, he began to worry about the safety of his family as snakes from the adjacent compound intruded into his home.
According to reports, this prompted the community to visit the police station in Apete once more, where they received permission to take the appropriate action.
The community made the decision to engage laborers to clear the bush on Sunday.
The house was built on the backside of the plot of land, while the front side was blocked by a tall shrub.
The first thing the workers spotted when they arrived and went to work was Mr. Abiola’s Volkswagen Golf with the registration number AKD 769 DC, which had been hidden by the bush before the clearing.
Curiosity arose when it was seen that Mr. Abiola’s room’s window was open as the building came into view.