BY GBENGA ARIYIBI
A middle-age foreign national suspected to be an Israeli, Daniel Lamdan, was weekend found dead in a hotel room name, (withheld) in Ado Ekiti where he lodged as a guest. Daniel, who according to sources, was a security expert invited by the state government for a yet to be disclosed mission to the state.
The foreign national was said to be hale and hearty and was said to be cracking jokes with some of the workers of the hotel when he first reported at the hotel a few days ago before he met his untimely death.
The hotel workers were said to have become curious when the deceased failed to come out of his room, made no order for breakfast or called for room service as he used to do.
Having waited for some time, the workers were said to have reported the matter to the manager of the hotel who broke into the room and found the man dead.
When Vanguard visited the hotel, the workers appeared unfriendly, as virtually every one of them went into hiding, upon inquiry about the w hereabout of the management of the hotel. The receptionist merely said they were out of town
Daniel may have been invited to help the state government design and formulate a private security team to complement the efforts of the police and State Security Service(SSS) in the wake of security threat in the state in recent time
Meanwhile, the body of the deceased was evacuated by the police and taken to the Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti for autopsy.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Patrick Adegun said the autopsy report showed that the deceased had a long history of diabetes, but died of natural cause.
Also, Public Relations Officer(PRO) of the state Police Command, Mohammed Jimoh said there was no traces of foul play in the death of the expatriate.
The police image maker disclosed that the remains of the deceased had been deposited in the hospital morgue, adding that the state command had sent its report to the Force Headquarters for onward contact with the Israeli Embassy.
He declined to reveal findings of the police on why the deceased was in the state and for how long he had been around.
Sources revealed that the Israeli embassy officials, with the wife of the deceased had visited the state and evacuated the remains of their citizen which had been flown to Tel Aviv for burial.
All efforts to get the comments of the Special Adviser on Media to the state governor, Mr Mojeed Jamiu proved abortive as cellular phone number was put off when Vanguard called to hear his comment