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Body of Missing Adewura Bello Recovered in Lagos Canal

By Gboyega Adeoye

A decomposing body suspected to be that of chartered accountant, Adewura Bello, 26, declared missing two weeks ago, has been found.

Adesuwa got missing on May 15 on her way home from work. She was said to have been on a motorcycle inside Gowon Estate and might have been carried away by flood occasioned by heavy downpour of that evening.

In the course of her search, residents of the area had bombarded the social media with posts that a woman about her size and age was washed away by flood through a manhole shortly after the motorcyclist carrying her was advised not to proceed.

Shortly after the warning, the flood swept them but the motorcyclist was said to have survived the mishap and was arrested, handed over to Mosalashi Police Station.

The writers had asked the family to check with the police station so that the motorcyclist could identify if the woman he carried that evening was the missing Bello.

Following the lead, her family was said to have identified her body Sunday night. The body was found in a canal around Iyana Ipaja.
Twitter user @OfficiallBmax broke the news on social media, thanking Nigerians for their support and prayers during the search.

Although it could not be ascertained if her body was recovered from the canal on Sunday or whether there were marks suggestive of abduction and murder as feared by some commentators; the Lagos State Police Command ruled out abduction insisting no ransom was demanded.

Spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) told reporters that it cannot be concluded yet if it was Belo’s body that was recovered since it was already decomposing.

He said: “A body has been recovered at a canal in Ipaja, but it cannot be concluded yet if it is her as the body was already decomposing.

“At this point, the police have to depend on a medical examination to ascertain whose body it is, as the body has already been taken for medical examination.

“The possibility that she was kidnapped is low since there was no call yo demand ransom.”

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