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Man slumps, dies in Ogun 

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A yet-to-be-identified man had reportedly slumped and died in the late hours of Tuesday in the Oke-Abetu area of Abeokuta South Local government in Ogun State.

PUNCH Metro gathered on Wednesday, that the man, in his late fifties, was walking along the roadside before slumping and immediately gave up the ghost.

A member of the community, who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity for fear of being quizzed by the police noted that the man who appeared healthy just slumped without collision with anything and died immediately.

“The man was walking along the roadside when we noticed that he just slumped and died. He does not look like someone who is sick and he did not collide with anything that we may say is the cause of his death.”

Another source within the school located at the spot where the man died, who only identified as Vice-Principal Academics, noted that the school management in conjunction with the community leaders had made efforts to get government authorities to pick the remains of the man but it did not yielded any result.

He said, “We discovered the corpse yesterday when we saw people gathered around him. We learnt that the man was walking by the roadside before he slumped and died immediately. The school management reached out to the community CDA and the police in Adatan.

“The Principal of our school in the company of the police took the corpse to Sacred Heart Hospital in Lantoro and State Hospital, Ijaiye to deposit the corpse at their morgue but they rejected it saying there was no space to accommodate it. As we speak the corpse has been returned back to the spot that he died.”

Contacted, state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident and noted that the man’s identity remains unknown, as no family members have been identified. She said that health officials had been notified to bury him.

“The Police don’t have information about him because he has no known family members. Health officials have been notified and they will bury him,” Odutola disclosed.