Autopsy Reveals Cause Of Death, Alhaji Declared Wanted

Fresh developments on the Joy Odama murder case reveals that the late student died of acute cocaine poison, according to an autopsy report from the National Hospital, Abuja.

Before her untimely death, the late student was a 200-level student of Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH), who was allegedly murdered by one Alhaji Usman Adamu in December 2016, in Karmo, Abuja. Read the full story here.

The report made available to the family of the deceased by the hospital management indicated cardiogenic shock secondary to diffusion as part of cause for death.

“The cause of death was traced to cardiogenic shock secondary to diffusion, myocardial infaration secondary to possible acute cocaine poison,” the report reads in part.

The Nigerian Police has declared the suspect, Alhaji Usman Adamu wanted and has ordered all its commands across the country to spread its dragnet to track the suspect who is allegedly on the run.

BuzzNigeria investigations also revealed that in addition to declaring Alhaji Adamu wanted, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Karmo, where the alleged murder took place has also been queried, removed and transferred over what was described as “professional misconduct” over Joy’s death.

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In the mean time, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has waded into the murder case, promising to get justice for the late 20-year-old, who hails from Okuku in Yala Local Government of Cross River State.

Governor Ben Ayade

According to Governor Ayade’s Special Adviser on Branding and Communication, Dr Dorncklaimz Enamhe, the Governor has constituted a strong legal team to pursue the matter to logical conclusion.

“Governor Ayade vowed to fight for justice for late Odama and the killer brought to book.

“The Governor has also mandated the Cross River State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Joe Abang, to mobilise and proceed on with the case, and has constituted a legal team, led by former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Kanu Agabi (SAN), to ensure justice prevails in this case,” Enamhe said.

The Senate has also promised to wade into Joy Odama’s murder case, vowing to bring those behind the dastardly act to book and assured that a motion would be raised on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, June 13.

In a statement by Senator Rose Oko via her Media Office, the Senator disclosed that she met and briefed Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, over the case in his office on Monday, adding that Odama’s murder issue has become a national issue and many Nigerians have thrown in their support to the family. It reads in part:

“The meeting between Sen. Dr Rose Oko and the President of Nigeria Senate Distinguished Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki for Justice for Joy Odama just concluded with both parties agreed to set the ball rolling by raising a strong worded motion before the hallowed chamber (Senate) tomorrow.

“Our Distinguished Senator has vowed never to relent until all those behind this dastardly act are brought to book. The Senate president lamented and promised to do all within his powers to get #Justice4JoyOdama as he listened to the pathetic story from Senator Dr. Rose Oko.”

The statement revealed that Sen Rose has remained passionate and committed to the Joy Odama case, promising to stand by the family until justice prevails in the matter. It also disclosed that in her magnanimity, the senator has met with the family of the deceased and others at different occasions and further gave the sum of N300,000 to foot the autopsy costs.

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“Sen Rose also thanked the Cross River State executive governor, His Excellency, Prof Ben Ayade for stepping in fully. She also expressed he gratitude to the House of Representatives for their interest in the case and the state assembly for their resolutions last week. She will continue to give her support in her capacity, and urged all the constituents in her Northern Senatorial district and indeed all Cross River people to stand together to ensure justice prevails, and not to be allowed by some persons to cause disaffection and divisions,” the statement read.

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