By Enyichukwu Enemanna
Police have recovered the body of missing Nigerian poet who was scheduled to do his reading performance at the Shambala festival in Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire on Sunday, August 27, but never arrived to do so.
Gboyega Odubanjo, 27, was last seen at around 4a.m. on Saturday, August 26, at the event.
According to a report by Daily Mail, investigators had appealed for information of the whereabouts of Odubanjo from Woolwich, south east London.
“A body has sadly been found during the search for a 27-year-old man reported missing in Kelmarsh.
“Police officers made the discovery shortly before 9a.m. on Thursday, August 31, in the course of a specialised search of the area.
“The man had been reported missing on Sunday, August 27, having last been seen at Shambala festival early the previous morning.
“While formal identification has yet to take place, the man’s family has been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.
“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death”, a Northamptonshire Police spokesperson said in a statement on Thursday, August 31.
The family of Odubanjo had earlier expressed ‘profound concern’ for their son’s safety and wellbeing, stating that his disappearance is ‘entirely out of character’.