By Evelyn Usman
A 34-year-old father of four, Hygenus Achaeme, died during a sex competition with a commercial sex worker in a brothel in Ejigbo area of Lagos.
A version of the report at Vanguard’s disposal claimed that the deceased checked into Graceland Brothel located at 21, Moshalasi Street, Ejigbo Lagos, Sunday, after having a bet of N50,000 with one of the commercial sex workers, Amaka, on who would surrender first in the sex competition.
A friend of the deceased who spoke on the condition of anonymity, disclosed that trouble started after the deceased had boasted among his friends that he could spend two hours on a lady without getting tired. He added that while the conversation was on, one of them dared him to challenge Amaka, the commercial sex worker, who was described as a champion in the game.
Amaka, as gathered, had challenged some young men in similar competition and won. However, during the trial, he reportedly slumped while on the ‘seventh round’.
Another version said that late Achaeme, a spare part dealer at Ladipo market, sent his wife and children to his home town in Umuapu Abosi Izombe village, in Uguta Local Government Area of Imo State, to spend the festive period with his parents.
He reportedly left his abode at 5, Ashimiu Asiwaju street, Ejigbo, for the brothel, where the unexpected happened.
Amaka as gathered, rushed out of her room to contact one of her colleagues in the brothel, who tried to no avail to resuscitate Davy, as he was discovered to be stone cold.
They were said to have taken to their heels to avoid arrest.
When contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Elkana Bala, described the incident as a Sudden and Unnatural Death, adding that it occurred at about 12.45 am on Sunday.
He said that ” a team of detectives was sent to the venue where the corpse was found in the room while the brothel built with planks was deserted.
“The said deceased was found in Amaka’s room with condom worn on his penis. The said Amaka is at large, efforts are being made to trace her. The corpse has been deposited at Mainland General Hospital Lagos. Meanwhile, the brothel has been sealed off”.