Man Dies After Sleeping With Fiancée
By Oginyi Ruth
A 28 years old man, Elijah Egbara, a native of Oshiegbe community in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has been reported dead on his bed after sleeping with his fiancée the previous day in his residence at Nkaliki.
Citizens’ Advocate learnt that the deceased and his fiancée went to bed after taking dinner without any sign of sickness or pain but before the fiancée could wake up, he was already dead, and she raised alarm which attracted other neighbours in the vicinity.
She was arrested but later released by the police following an intervention from the husband’s family who said that their son should be returned for burial as they are not suspecting any foul play, adding that both have been living together without any problem.
A neighbour told Citizens’ Advocate that it was the alarm the wife raised that waked the whole yard. “After having their dinner, they slept together on the same bed only for her to wake up on the following day being 3rd August, and discovered that her fiancée has given up the ghost. That was when she raised alarm and her neighbours came to meet her.
“The man, they said, had never complained of anything, even his wife said he was not sick. He had no pain. He is a native of Oshiegbe in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi state.”
The Ebonyi state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Loveth Odah, who confirmed the incident disclosed that the lady was initially arrested by the police, but released on request of both her parents and that of the deceased to enable them ascertain the cause of the death. She said autopsy was being conducted on the corpse.
Odah said, “One Oluchi Nwenu in company of one Joseph Ezega of Hatchery Road by Nnodo Guest House went to the CPS and reported that around 9 o’clock of 2nd August, 2019 she went to bed naked together with her fiancée, Elijah Egbara, 28 years.”
“When they reported the matter to the police station and narrated what happened, the police detective from CPS led by the DCO visited the scene, photographed the deceased and took him to the hospital. On getting to the hospital, the doctor on duty confirmed him dead. The corpse has been deposited in the mortuary.”
“The girl was thereafter arrested because it was human life that we are talking about. Investigation is still on. As soon as investigation and autopsy is concluded, the doctor will tell us what happened, what caused his death.”
“Both parents of the deceased and the lady said there is no need of keeping the lady in police custody. They said it is not helping matters. They said the lady should come home so that they will collectively find out the cause of the death. But the autopsy is on, while the lady has been released to the family.”
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