Banker dies in fish seller's house

Banker dies in fish seller's house

A banker in his 50s died while he was having sex with a fish seller popularly known as Alhaja Adegbite in her house.

The woman and the banker both reside in Oluwatedo community, Ayetoro-Itele in Ado Odo-Ota Local Government Area (LGA) of Ogun State.

Alhaja who was said to have abandoned her husband for whom she had children, when the man suffered stroke and was hospitalized had received the banker in her apartment on Monday afternoon and in the evening residents suspected the man must have passed away as she was trying to get rid of the corpse. They then alerted the community leader, who alerted the police. The police, members of the vigilance group and some community leaders therefore, arranged to monitor Alhaja’s movements.

At about 2:30 am on that day, the vigilance group was alerted that Alhaja, with the help of a commercial motorbike operator, dumped the body of the deceased by the roadside around Kennedy Road, which is a short distance to her residence. She was then confronted by the vigilante group but she denied the accusation. After she received serious beatings, she was said to have confessed but she insisted she never had sex with the deceased, saying he only came to show her some documents.

He had finished discussing a certain business transaction he had with some people when I shouted, telling him that he must have been duped by the men he had dealings with. It was at that point that the man expressed shock, and being hypertensive, he collapsed and gave up the ghost right there and then,” Alhaja insisted.

But some residents in the area, notably women who pleaded anonymity said that the man actually died while having sex with Alhaja.

Alhaja was whisked away to the Itele police station at about 2pm on March 4. It was learnt that she might soon regain her freedom, as the family of the deceased had said they were not interested in pursuing the matter legally.

Efforts to speak with the deceased’s wife at his house on the same Ayegbajeje Street was frustrated by some of the community leaders.

The deceased’s body, found at the roadside on Kennedy Road in the community, has since been deposited at a mortuary in Sango Otta, on the same day.

Police said the matter was being investigated.


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