An American woman in the country to visit her boyfriend, allegedly slumped and died in a hotel room in Osubi, Delta State, on Sunday.
Immediately she died, her Nigerian lover carried her corpse in a Venza car to the Orerokpe Police Division. While still there, a doctor was invited to take samples from the corpse for testing.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Onome Onowakpoyeya, said the information from the young man was that the lady had been with him since March, adding that they had been lodging in different hotels..
He said the woman started coughing recently and suddenly slumped and died, while they were in the room. Onowakpoyeya said: “About a week ago, she started coughing. And today (Sunday) she slumped and died. She was 67 years old.” .
Asked if the young man was detained, she said for fear of coronavirus, the Police could not keep him in their station so that nobody would be infected at the end of the day. “We referred him to the isolation centre in Warri under police watch,” she added. 📸: SaharaReporters