Special Adviser to Osun State Governor, Mr Bode Olugbore, has been arrested by the police over the death of his girlfriend, Miss Kemi Arobieke.
Our correspondent gathered that Kemi, a graduate of the Lagos State University, visited Bode in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Thursday, August 6, all the way from Lagos and promised to return on Saturday.
The deceased’s elder brother, Ayo, who confirmed the death of his sister to our correspondent on the telephone on Tuesday, said Kemi had known Olugbore for about four years, but the family did not know about their relationship.
The brother of the deceased said he, Kemi and Bode were members of the same church in Lagos adding that her sister said the suspect had been separated from his wife.
He said, “My sister travelled to Osogbo and she was supposed to return to Lagos on Saturday, but we got a call from the police that she was involved in an accident and it was very serious.
“We got to Osogbo but the police prevented us from seeing her only to be told that she was electrocuted. She was said to have been electrocuted by a Binatone fan, but it is unbelievable.
“The current in a fan is not enough to kill, except one has direct contact with a live wire. The mark on her body suggests something contrary.”
He said he saw Bode at the State Criminal Investigation Department on two occasions he went to the place.
The deceased’s brother said the police had done the autopsy, but the family was still waiting for the police to give them the result.
He said, ” We were told that Bode’s family will have to be present before they would give us the result.”
The governor’s media aide, Mr. Semiu Okanlawon, when contacted declined to comment on the matter.
He said, ” It’s a police matter. You can get accurate information about whatever happened from the police.”
Also, efforts to speak to the Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Folasade Odoro, proved abortive on the matter as calls put across to her telephone were picked but she refused to talk.
After many calls to her other telephone, a male voice answered the call and told our correspondent that the PPRO was not in the office but left her phone for charging. He promised that the PPRO would call back when she returned, but she did not.
Also, a text message sent to inquire about the case was not replied to as of the time of filing this report.