Police Force Headquarters has released a second autopsy report behind the reason of the death of Joy Odama. Odama was a student of Cross River State University of Science and Technology under the Mass Communication Department.
It was stated in the first autopsy report that Odama has died due to acute cocaine poisoning, as reported by National Hospital in Abuja and the family was informed about this. However, the police stated yesterday that it was the generator fumes in the house of the Alhaji Adamu which is the prime suspect, which caused the death of Odama.
Meanwhile, Odamas family have reacted to the findings and insists that their daughter had died because of cocaine infusion in Adamu’s residence. They don’t believe that the generator fumes killed their daughter and they feel that the police were trying to protect the suspect. In line with this, Basic Rights Enlightenment Foundation President Augustine Okechukwu said that suspect if Addamu is under police custody.
Deputy Superintendent Jimooh Moshood, Force Public Relations Officer said that they don’t oppose with the allegations and have cleared that murder is considered as a capital offense so this matter should go to court. He also pointed out that police have done their job and can validate any report in the court once the proceedings will begin. In line with Okechukwu’s allegation, Moshood assured that the prime suspect in Odama’s death is still under the police custody and made sure that justice will prevail.
Moshood also noted that police never rejected the result of the first autopsy report and it was the Inspector General who asked for another report because the previous report was inconclusive. He also added that the Dr. Paul Jubril who actually conducted the first autopsy is present in the presentation of the second autopsy report which was done by Dr. Wilson Ayewu and was conducted in Abuja’s National Hospital. He mentioned also that Okechukwu was also present in that presentation of the result of the autopsy.