A Nigerian man, Obasanjo Adeola Owoyale, has been found dead in the trunk of a car near a school in North Nicosia, Cyprus.
The 33-year-old Nigerian, who was said to be a PhD holder in Architecture, was declared missing on July 1 before his remains were found on July 8.
“KNews” reported that his body was discovered wrapped in a blanket, .
According to reports, Obasanjo graduated from Cyprus International University. He bagged a degree in Architecture from the Federal University of Technology, Yola, and also attended Covenant Christian Academy.
It is unclear if Obasanjo shares a familial connection with former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, although on his Facebook profile, he wrote that he was from Ilorin, Kwara State.
According to Turkish Cypriot media, a foul smell coming from a parked vehicle near a school in North Nicosiawas was perceived by passersby on Monday.
The observers reported to the police who in turn sealed off the area before inspecting the vehicle.
Preliminary findings showed that Obasanjo was killed elsewhere then wrapped in a blanket and placed in the trunk of the vehicle.
It was gathered that someone then drove the car and disposed of the body by abandoning the vehicle with the dead body inside.
Reports said police were examining security camera footage in the area to see whether the suspect who left the car might have been captured on video.