9jatoday has been informed of a tragic occurrence that happened with a married tanker driver who reportedly lost his life at the house of his girlfriend in Lagos State.
The report which was monitored by 9jatoday on PUNCH Metro confirms that a tanker driver, Saka Abolade, 68, lost his life at the home of his mistress, Kikelomo Adeyi who resides in Michael Ajanaku Street, in the Ipaja area of Lagos State.
It was reported that Saka had arrived at the house of Adeyi since Saturday, February 29, 2020, and decided to sleep at her place over the night.
Unfortunately, the old driver slumped and died while making his way out of the bathroom after he had taken some shower.
However, the report further explained that Saka after he slumped, told Adeyi that he feels some pain all over his body.
Adeyi at this time reportedly noted the neighbours, and Saka was rushed to a hospital, where he was later confirmed dead.
Reporting the case, the deceased’s close ally, Abdulrahman Jimoh told newsmen that until his death, Saka was suffering from appendicitis and had planned to treat himself.
“Appendicitis usually disturbed him, adding that his death might not be unconnected to the condition,” said Jimoh.
He states further that “Abolade and Adeyi were lovers, but they were not legally married. When he got to Adeyi’s place that night, a neighbour asked if he was going to sleep over because he parked his vehicle outside the compound, and he said yes.”
“Adeyi said the compound might not accommodate two vehicles; so, Abolade parked in the compound and neighbour parked behind him, because he was to go out early in the morning.”
“According to Adeyi, her lover entered the bathroom to have his bath and was on his way out when he suddenly slumped. Instantly, he started complaining of pain, and she quickly alerted her neighbours, who came to his assistance. They were about rushing him to hospital when he died inside the apartment.”
“After he died, Adeyi started informing people and it was one of the people she called, who informed me. What she told the person that drew my attention to the incident was that he died on his way out of the bathroom.”
“With the fear of the incident, Adeyi was forced to relocate to her relatives’ place in Abeokuta in order to get herself together, while Abolade’s family, who are based in Ibadan, Oyo State, had also been notified,” Jimoh said.
He added, “Abolade was suffering from appendicitis and friends had urged him to take care of himself and he assured them that after travelling to Ikire, Osun State, for a party, he would return to Ibadan to treat himself. 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.”
However, no comment was received from Adeyi at the time of filing this report as several calls made to her mobile telephone rang out.
Also confirming the incident, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, noted that Saka’s remains have been evacuated and deposited in the Lagos Island General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
He, however, hinted that the command in carrying out further investigation to ascertain the cause of Saka’s death.