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Solomon Ede was in the addiction of by no means neglecting to put on his face mask with a purpose to shield himself against the deadly virus, corona otherwise known as Covid-19. At bedtime each evening, he would often take away the loose-fitting piece of protecting material. Recently at the weekend, nevertheless, he made an expensive error that sends him into an early grave. The Nation experiences.
According to reports, the 50-year-old non-public security popularly known as Baba Rita, deployed to a building in the Alako area of Abeokuta, on Friday, August 28, dozed moment after he finished taking ‘Ogogoro’ (a local gin) without removing the facemask.
The deceased remains were discovered facing down along with his face mask the following day, indicating that he passed away due to suffocation suffered from the facemask.
Based on the report by the Nation, sources disclosed that residents who arrived to fetch water from the compound of the house where the dead worked as a guard till his dying, slammed on the gate of the building too long, still, Ede could not come out to grant them entry to the tap.
It was gathered that the disturbance on the gate of the building provoked Ede’s boss who unlocked the entrance for the guests and decided to check on Ede at his apartment, however, the door to his house was firmly shut. His boss thus pressured the door of the house locked inside the security house of the building open only to search out Ede lying face down on the mattress breathless and along with his face masks in place.
Ede’s boss put forward the alarm which lured different tenants to the building, with many condemning the security’s unfortunate demise on his addiction to alcohol.
The information on the guard’s loss of life aroused emotions as sympathizers had a hectic time comforting his widow, who had hurried to the scene on hearing the news of her spouse’s demise. The report was noted.
The pregnant wife of the late Guard’s boss was shell-shocked and nearly died on the arena but for the timely intervention of female sympathizers who carried her away.
A source said: “But for the noise from those who came to fetch water in the early hours of the day, no one would have known tragedy had occurred”
“It was when the deceased failed to come out of his apartment to attend to these fetching water in the premises of the house that his boss came out and discovered his body”
The remains of his body were said to have been evaluated by the Policemen from Kemta Police Division in Idi Aba to the mortuary at the State General Hospital at Ijaiye, Abeokuta.
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesman of Ogun State Police Command, assured to speak on the matter when contacted on the telephone by The Nation. He, nevertheless, had not responded at the time of submitting the report.
“I haven’t heard about the incident, but I will confirm the story from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the Kemta Division and get back to you,” he stated.