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Elerinmo’s death: Agoro calls for post mortem

In a letter addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, copies of which were made available to journalists in Ibadan yesterday, Dr Agoro…

In a letter addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, copies of which were made available to journalists in Ibadan yesterday, Dr Agoro said that the information about the sudden death of the Elerinmo only got to him on Monday, and that the deceased monarch had since been buried after the necessary traditional rites.

While condoling with the family of the late Elerinmo of Erinmo over the development, Dr Agoro stated that “much as one is very sad of the development; he (the Elerinmo) died leaving many necessary questions unanswered.”

He wrote:  “Since it is mandatory for the Nigeria police to conduct autopsy and or post mortem on anybody who dies all of a sudden, permit me please, here by requesting you to use your good offices to cause an autopsy and or post mortem examination on the body of my late first cousin aforementioned to unravel the cause of his sudden death.”

According to Dr Agoro, the late Elerinmo of Erinmo, a few hours to his sudden death, attended a court session in a pending trial involving him and four of Agoro’s chiefs at Court No. 3, High Court of Justice, Ilesa, on Monday the 12th April 2010.

“Information also had it that he had on Thursday the 9th April 2010 bought 5 car batteries at Ilesa and had moved all his vehicles out of the palace , Agoro stated as he asked what could have informed the action and the subsequent sudden demise of the late traditional ruler.

Agoro maintained that for the cause of justice, it behoveson the Nigeria police to exhume the body of the late Elerinmo for the necessary autopsy and post mortem examinations to be conducted and stressed the need for the police to probe the cause of the sudden death of the royal father so as to ascertain whether he was killed or whether he took his own life.


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