In Alako area of Abeokuta, Ogun state on Friday, a security man identified as Solomon Ede was reported dead after he wore a face mask on to sleep.
The 50-year-old had a few glasses of local gin popularly known as Ogogoro before going to bed. He went to bed with his face mask on and his body was discovered face down, suggesting that he died of suffocation from the face mask.
Solomon’s neighbors who came to fetch water at the compound of the house where he worked, banged on the gate of the building endlessly but the deceased did not come out to grant them access to the tap.
His boss was alerted by the noise and wondered who opened the gate for the visitors and decided to check on Solomon in his room. He noticed that the door was locked and he forced it open, only to find Ede lying face down on the bed lifeless and with his face mask on his nose.
According to a source:
“But for the noise from those who came to fetch water in the early hours of the day, no one would have known that a tragedy had occurred.
It was when the deceased failed to come out of his apartment to attend to those fetching water in the premises of the house that his boss came out and discovered his body.”