ONDO, NIGERIA – A commercial motorcyclist, identified as Adewale Aderogba, has been found dead at the entrance of a Pentecostal church at Amuludun Street, Ondo town, Ondo State.
The incident, which happened on Friday, threw residents into confusion as many fled for fear of being arrested by the police.
Though the cause of the death of the middle-aged man was not known as of press time, a police source said the deceased was epileptic.
According to him, the deceased had gone out with a friend to drink on Friday and his lifeless body was found on Saturday on the church’s premises.
Some of the residents of the area asked the police to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter.
It was gathered that the police had already arrested the deceased’s friend who went out with him to drink, for interrogation.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident.
He said, “He was epileptic and at the same time a drunk. He went out with his friend to drink. At that point, he had an epileptic crisis and his friend rushed him to the church for resuscitation and spiritual healing; but he died on the way.”
Joseph added that the police did not suspect any foul play in the incident.