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Policeman found dead near sawmill in Osun.

A policeman, Sunday Adejumo was, on Wednesday, found dead beside the Onibueja Sawmill, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

The corpse was discovered by the operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Mr. Wale Afolabi, told Daily Sun that when the NSCDC operatives discovered that the deceased was a policeman, they contacted the police who immediately rushed to the scene.

Afolabi said the lifeless body of the cop was seen in front of Dawodu Petrol Station beside the sawmill.

An itel phone, a wrist watch and one Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card were found on the late policeman.

The Daily Sun gathered that the deceased was from  the Provost Section at the Zone 11 Headquarters of the Nigerian Police Force, in Osogbo.

The circumstances surrounding the death of the late cop could not be ascertained at the time of filling this report.

But sources said he was, on Tuesday, sighted at the sawmill where he had paid for some planks and was expected to return and pick them, on Wednesday, when he was found dead at the place.

One of the residents of the the area said: “We saw this man here yesterday. He came to this sawmill to buy planks. He paid for the planks, but he did not go with the them. The planks seller was expecting the man to come and carry the planks today. We are surprised to see his dead body this morning.”

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the Zone 11 Police Headquarters comprising Osun, Oyo and Ondo states, Agboola Osodi-Glova, confirmed the identity of the late policeman.

He said the circumstances surrounding his death would be investigated.

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