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Exactly eight days after a 70-year-old man died in an hotel in Benin while allegedly making love to a married woman, a 44-year-old furniture maker, Julius Iyenakpe, has allegedly slumped in similar situation.
The father of three who hailed from Agenebode, Etsako East local government area of Edo state, died on Tuesday April 1 in a hotel while allegedly making love to a woman whose identity still remains unknown.
According to family sources, the late Iyenakpe who was said to have commissioned his new house in the month of December last year, hurriedly left home at about 9 am on the fateful day after refusing the breakfast prepared by his wife, and ended up at Edesogie Hotel, located at No. 2, Obanor Street, off Dumez Road with his unknown lover.
It was gathered that two hours after the couple who paid for one hour were yet to come out of the hotel room, the hotel attendants had to open the door to the room after several calls, only to discover the lifeless body of the man and the woman was nowhere to be found.
It was further gathered that semen was seen all over the man’s body, and a packet of sex-enhancement tablet, Viagra discovered in his pocket.
Men of the Ugbekun police division who were called in to remove 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.
Mrs. Iyenakpe disclosed to newsmen that when she called her husband’s phone that a woman who answered the call inquiring if she was the wife, and informed her that her husband had an accident and also asked her to report at Ugbekun police station where the news of her husband’s death was finally broken to her.
She further disclosed that she had earlier fought her husband at a hotel in the month of January when she learned that her husband took another woman there for sex.
Edo state police commissioner, Foluso Adebanjo, confirmed the death of the man to journalists on phone.
Also, the state police command spokesman, Moses Eguavoen, who was yet to be briefed on the incident, called the Ugbekun division DPO in the presence of newsmen who also confirmed the incident.