Mystery as three workers die at workplaces in Lagos

Three workers, Femi, Israel Umogani and one Austine, were reportedly been found dead in their respective places of work in Lagos State within a week.

Femi was a barman at a hotel on Pipeline Road, Abule Egba; Umogani worked as a domestic worker on Fatai Irawo Street, Ajao Estate while Austine aka Mortuary was a POP designer.

Femi was reportedly found dead in his room at the hotel on Saturday morning of June 25, with a head injury and blood streaming from his nostril.

It was learnt that Femi and a co-worker were embroiled in a quarrel in the early hours of the day which led to a fight.

The chairman of the hotel, one Adeola, reported the incident to the police at the Oke Odo division and the co-worker was apprehended.

A businessman, who gave his name only as Simon, said he was attending to a customer that morning when he saw people carrying Femi out of the hotel premises.

Simon said, “I saw blood coming out of his nostril and he was rushed to a nearby private hospital. He was then referred to the general hospital where he was confirmed dead. He worked as a barman in the hotel.”

He added, “I later learnt he and another worker fought earlier that morning but I didn’t know the cause of the fight. He returned to his room and after some hours, he was found unconscious by another worker who went to check on him.”

She said, “It is only the hotel management that can give you the whole picture of the incident. I only saw the head injury when he was being rushed out of the hotel. A worker at the hotel told me that he and his colleague fought earlier in the day and some hours after, someone went to wake him up in his room and found him unconscious. He died at the hospital.”

Meanwhile, the domestic worker, Umogani, was reportedly found lifeless in his room on June 25 around 8am.

It was learnt that his boss and two co-workers became curious when he did not show up to perform his duty that morning.

“He was checked in his room and the door was discovered to have been locked from inside. When the door was forced open, he was found lying on his bed,” a resident told our correspondent.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed Austine’s death and promised to get back with comments on the two other cases.

He said, “Yes, one Austine aka Mortuary was reported dead in his sleep at a construction site in Owode Ibeshe by one Kazeem Oladejo. The scene was visited by the police. The corpse was deposited in the Ikorodu General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy and further action.”

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