By SIMON EBEGBULEM, Benin
BARELY one week after a 70-year-old man died in an hotel in Benin City while making love to a married woman, a 44-year-old furniture maker, identified as Julius, allegedly slumped and died Wednesday April 2 in an hotel while making love to a woman whose identity is yet to be ascertained.
The father of three who hailed from Agenebode, Etsako East local government Council of Edo state, was said to have commissioned his new house in the month of December last year.
According to family sources, the late Julius hurriedly left home at about 9 am after refusing the breakfast prepared by his wife, but ended up at a hotel located off Dumez Road Benin City with his lover.
Vanguard learnt that the deceased paid for an hour, popularly referred as short time, and it was after the expiration of the time that the hotel attendants went to alert them that their time was over but there was no response.
It was gathered that two hours after, the couple were yet to come out of the hotel room. The hotel attendants had to force the door open only to discover the lifeless body of the man but the lady was nowhere to be found.
It was further gathered that sperm was seen all over the man’s body, and a packet of Viagra was discovered in his pocket.
Men of the Ugbekun police division who recovered his lifeless body allegedly recovered his Toyota Pathfinder SUV, his mobile phone and a cheque of N20 million allegedly issued by one of the palm oil companies in the state.
The widow confirmed that it was when she called her husband’s phone that a woman after inquiring if she was the wife, informed her that her husband had an accident and requested her to report at Ugbekun police station where the news of her husband’s death was finally broken to her.
She further confirmed that she had once fought her husband at an hotel when she learned that he was there with another woman.
Edo state police commissioner, Foluso Adebanjo, confirmed the death of the man to journalist on phone.