Five Policemen Allegedly Missing As ASP’s Father Demands Whereabouts Of Son


Kemisola Oye 

THE family of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) attached to the Osun State Police Command has demanded the whereabouts of Tolulope Abiodun Adebayo-Adeshile and four of his colleagues who have not been found since 12th February 2024.

According to the father of ASP Adebayo-Adeshile, Mr Adebayo Sheu Adeshile, his son, who serves in the state’s Criminal Investigative Department (CID) and other policemen were dispatched on an operational assignment to Abia State on 12th February 2024.

The father said, “I am aware of the fact that he (ASP Adebayo-Adeshile) and the team slept over at a hotel in Asaba, Delta State on the night of that day before they left for Abia State on Tuesday 13th February 2024.”

Adeshile further said: “I became worried when his (ASP Adebayo-Adeshile’s) phone line became unavailable from around 10:00 am (13th February 2024) even till Thursday 15th February 2024, and had to place calls to his co-officers and friends who insisted that I need to come down to Osogbo for information regarding him, as they have no information and most importantly that they are not even in a position to give any.”

According to the father of the ASP, he reported to the Osun State Police Command on 15th February 2024 and met with the Deputy Commissioner State Criminal Investigation Department. 

He said he had yet to receive any official information, apart from “we are still looking for them”.

Adeshile said he was surprised about the Command’s response because “the route taken, their last location (because they were still in Imo State when contact was lost) and their destination [sic] is known.”

He said he was in Osogbo between the 15th and 26th of February on the matter, and at the Police Command nearly every day, but he had yet to receive any tangible and reassuring official update on the whereabouts or the physical state of his son.

Adeshile said he was told by the Command that one of the Policemen on the ill-fated operation escaped and had returned to Osogbo.

According to him, the escapee reportedly told the state CID that the team was attacked, while the vehicle in which the Policemen were travelling had yet to be located.

Adeshile said he was worried that there had been no updates from the police on the incident.

He said he was asking the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to look into the matter.

Meanwhile, no official of the Command was willing to volunteer information on the issue when contacted by our correspondent.  


Eighteen-Eleven Media 

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