A 37-year-old Cameroonian national has died in his lover’s home in Ogboinbiri community of the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The death of the Cameroonian, identified simply as Dr Charles, a patent medicine dealer, had reportedly aroused controversy.
Two different accounts of the incident were given by residents of the community.
Some indigenes of Ogboinbiri community claimed that the Cameroonian died after an alleged sex romp with his 35-year-old lover, an indigene of the community.
But another account claimed that Charles, who was allegedly ill from an unidentified ailment, slumped as soon as he entered the house.
He reportedly died before he could be rushed to Zia-Ngo Health Centre, the only public health facility in the community.
A community source said Charles’ corpse had been deposited in the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, the state capital.
“The death of Charles is a mystery. Everyone heard that he was ill, but nobody could confirm if they had sex, which triggered the death,” the source said.
Indigenes of the community were said to have reported the matter at the Oporoma Police Division.
It was learnt that the Divisional Police Officer, along with five policemen, had visited the house where the incident took place.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.
Butswat, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the preliminary report available to the command revealed that the deceased Cameroonian died of a natural cause.
“The report indicated that he was ill and slumped. He was said to have died before getting to the community health centre,” the police spokesman said.