A 68-year-old tanker driver, Saka Abolade has slumped and died in his lover’s home in Ipaja area of Ayobo-Ipaja local council development area.
The lover, Kikelomo Adeyi lived on Michael Ajanaku Street, where the incident occurred on February 29.
According to reports, Abolade had planned to pass the night in Adeyi’s home and was emerging from the bathroom when he suddenly collapsed.
His lover then raised an alarm which attracted the attention of neighbours, who helped him to get up.
The victim was said to have complained of pains all over his body after being helped to get up. He then gave up the ghost shortly after, just as preparations were going on to rush him to a nearby hospital.
Abolade’s family was said to be based in Ibadan, and he had reportedly not seen his family members in over six months.
A friend of the deceased, Abdulrahman Jimoh, disclosed that Abolade suffered from appendicitis which usually disturbed him and which many friends had told him to treat.
He said his friend’s usual reply was that he would treat it upon returning to his Ibadan home after a party in Ikire, Osun State.
“We are suspecting that his death is as a result of that condition because it used to disturb him.
“His wife and children are based in Ibadan, and according to what we have heard so far, he had not gone home for about six months. He was a tanker driver and usually conveyed petrol to different parts of the state, but whenever he got back, he would tell us that he was going home, but none of us knew that he was going to Adeyi’s place all the time.
“Adeyi has gone to stay with her relatives in Abeokuta because she complained of being scared. She said the shock of the incident was affecting her.
“So, she went to her relatives and after everything might have settled down, she said she would return,” The Punch quoted Jimoh as saying.
The Lagos State Police Command confirmed the incident, saying an investigation is underway.