A businessman, Lukman Olayiwola, yesterday died in a hotel in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, while spending the night with his mistress.
It was learnt that the late Olayiwola (45) checked into the hotel, situated at Alakia around 9pm, on Sunday with his mistress, simply identified as Bidemi (35). They arrived at the hotel in a cab, which picked them up from Iwo Road. Suddenly,the late Olayiwola started vomiting around 2am.
Bidemi attended to him and they went back to bed when he became stable.Sources had it that that around 5am, Olayiwola again began gasping for breath and died later. Bidemi was said to have raised the alarm and the hotel workers reported the incident to the police. Olayiwola’s body has been deposited at the morgue of the University College Hospital (UCH). Police spokesperson Olabisi Ilobanafor confirmed the incident. She said the manager of the hotel reported the case around 10am.
Ilobanafor said Bidemi was arrested for interrogation. She said: “The suspect explained that the deceased was based in Lagos and she is based in Ibadan. She said they agreed to meet at Iwo Road around 8pm, from where they were conveyed to the hotel.”
Ilobanafor, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the deceased’s body has been taken to UCH for autopsy. She said Bidemi is still being grilled for useful information.