Christmas Tragedy: Doctor who died in the Ondo fire was actually murdered

Two days ago, we reported how one Chief Medical Doctor, Dr. Akintayo Oguntuase, at the Universal
Specialist Hospital –  a popular private hospital in Akure, Ondo state –
died fter a fire gutted the building in the early hours of Thursday.
It appears he was actually murdered by someone else, not the fire. Read mail sent in by someone who claims to be his bro below:

On Christmas Eve, the Owo community in
Ondo State was thrown into mourning as the assassins and arsonist murdered the
Consultant Pediatrician/Head of Pediatrics, Federal Medical Centre Owo, Dr.
David Akintayo Oguntuase and set his body ablaze leaving behind the most gory

The picture of the burnt carcass is the
tragic remain left behind by the assassins who obviously took their time to set
the body ablaze after killing him.
Evidently, they shot him in the main clinic area and carried his body to
the room in the back area where they left him face down.

Not done, they severed
his hands and legs before proceeding to douse the body with petrol. The rest of
the building on the inside was sprinkled with petrol before it was all set
ablaze. It obviously was an inferno that raged leading the building to implode
as the roof caved inward.  Interestingly,
the neighbouring buildings were not affected. No doubt this was a most
professional job that was obviously very carefully contracted and crafted.
The Oguntuase family is aware of some
running issues between David and the MD of the Federal Medical Centre, Owo.
Some six weeks ago, on the trumped up, very false, baseless and malicious
allegation by Dr. Olufemi Omotoso that David and some others in the FMC were
planning to kill him, David was arrested by the Police in Owo where, upon
investigation, the falsity of the allegation was established. We are aware that
this same MD has been a regular guest of the ICPC and very recently, EFCC was
granted leave to arrest and prosecute this same man.
The witch cried yesterday, the child
died today! Only in this case, it has even more obviously gone beyond mere
speculation into the realm of reality as to where the Police should focus their
searchlight to unearth the criminals and their sponsor.
Some ill-informed commentators and
reporters are hastily coming up with some spurious speculations over this tragedy.
Some have suggested that it was as a result of an inferno which was caused by
gas explosion! Some even claimed it was suicide! Haba! For us in the family
this even goes further to confirm the reality of a carefully scripted
assassination plot with arrangements in place to deal with scenarios that may
emerge afterwards. However, there is enough trace and evidence left in their
trail to follow up on the source of this dastardly crime. After all, there is
really no perfect crime!
For the record, David did NOT commit
suicide and there was NO gas explosion! He was murdered in cold blood in a most
wicked manner, dismembered and then set ablaze. There is enough evidence at the
crime scene to assist the investigative authorities.
While thanking members of the Nigerian
Medical Association, who David Akintayo Oguntuase faithfully served in various
capacities, for sharing our grief and their solidarity with the family, we call
on the Police authorities to do the needful in investigating this matter. The
cruelty of the act should be enough to gear the Police to get to the bottom.
Terrorists who are the bane of the nation today are no more wicked and evil
than these hired assassins have demonstrated.
We also would in the meantime, thank His
Excellency Dr. Olusegun Mimiko whose officials have paid solidarity visits to
the family. We sincerely hope that he will sustain personal interest in
unravelling this crime if only in tribute to the deceased prior association
with him. Please this crime must NOT go unresolved. You don’t callously make a
charcoal or suya of another human being and expect to get away scot free. Such
wicked act must not go unpunished.
Thank you.
Otunba Ben Oguntuase
Senior Brother to Dr. David Akintayo
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