Man slumps and died in Ogun
A yet-to-be-identified man reportedly collapsed and died in Oke Abetu area of Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State late Tuesday night.
PUNCH Metro learned on Wednesday that a man in his late 50s had been walking on the side of the road before collapsing and quickly gave up on thinking he was a ghost.
Community members who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity for fear of police questioning noted that the seemingly healthy man simply fell down without hitting anything and died instantly.
“A man was walking on the side of the road and I noticed he had collapsed and died. He didn’t look like a sick person, and he didn’t seem to have collided with anything that could have caused his death. As the school’s vice principal, he noted that school administrators had worked with community leaders to get government authorities to pick up the man’s remains, but to no avail.
He said, “We discovered the corpse yesterday when we saw people gathered around him. We learnt that the man was walking by the roadside before he slumped and died immediately. The school management reached out to the community CDA and the police in Adatan.
“The Principal of our school in the company of the police took the corpse to Sacred Heart Hospital in Lantoro and State Hospital, Ijaiye to deposit the corpse at their morgue but they rejected it saying there was no space to accommodate it. As we speak the corpse has been returned back to the spot that he died.”
Contacted, state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident and noted that the man`s identity remains unknown, as no family members have been identified. She said health officials were ordered to bury him.
“The police have no information about him as he has no family. The health authorities have been informed and they will bury him,” Odutola revealed.