-as delay in Lukman’s burial causes apprehension
The bodies of the two alleged lovers who were found dead inside a car in Ogba, Lagos on Sunday, October 29, 2017, are yet to be released to their families for burial as results of the autopsies conducted on the deceased are yet to be out.
Speaking with encomium.ng on Thursday, November 2, 2017, Lukman’s younger brother, Ibrahim Olowu expressed disappointment over the delay in burying his brother. He, however, pleaded with those in charge to do everything possible to ensure the results of the autopsy are out before tomorrow so that there won’t be any further delay in the burial of the late licencing officer with the Lagos office of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).
“We have been at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) since morning, hoping to collect the body of our late brother. But to our disappointment, nothing like that happened. The body is still there.They said they’re yet to be through with the autopsy. And until the result is out to ascertain the cause of his death and that of Promise, they can’t release any of them.
“And as a Muslim, his burial shouldn’t be this delayed. But there’s nothing we can do other than exercise patience and allow them to complete their investigation so that everybody will be sure of what exactly killed the two of them.
“What’s sure is that we can’t get the body today, but maybe tomorrow they may be through with the whole process. It’s then we can go ahead with the burial plan. But I hope the corpse will be released very soon. Although, everybody is interested in knowing the cause if their death, it’s already getting too late.”
On the development with police investigation on the case, he declined to comment.
“I can’t comment on that as the investigation is still on. And nothing to hold on to as outcome yet. All I know is that the case has been transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos for further investigation.”
However, encomium.ng got across to the criminal division of the SCID on Thursday, November 2, 2017, an officer, Mr Akpan confirmed to us that the case is still under investigation at the division.
“Yes, our men are handling the matter. Investigation is still ongoing.”