The decomposing body of a man identified as Eric Ekpeyong has been discovered in a room belonging to his employer.
Ekpeyong who was a chef was seen in the room which is located at Akintan Street, in the Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State.
It was reported that the deceased was employed to cook for a man identified as Remi, who had been suffering from an undisclosed ailment.
The brother of the 50-year-old identified as Oluwaseyi noted that he received a call from a resident that Ekpeyong’s corpse was found in the house.
The incident was reported at the Surulere Police Station as personnel of the command were mobilised to the scene.
A source noted that Ekpeyong’s decomposing body was discovered about a week after he died, the source added that the deceased had been ill and ignored advice to treat himself.
He said, “He was a house help catering to Mr Remi. He was climbing the staircase when we observed that he was breathing heavily and we advised him to treat himself. The way he behaved showed that something was wrong with his health, but he ignored the warnings and laughed them off.”
“All of a sudden, we heard that he was dead. At first, we thought that it was the person he was looking after that died, but we later saw his corpse in his room a week after he died and the police were informed.”
The spokesperson of the command, Bala Elkana, while speaking on the incident noted that it was a case of sudden death, he added that the corpse had been taken to a mortuary.
Elkana said, “One Oluwaseyi reported the case to us on February 1, 2020. He said he received a phone call from their house that one Eric Ekpeyong, 50, who was employed as a chef to cook for their sick brother died in his room.”
“Our personnel visited the scene and observed that there was no mark of violence on the corpse. The decomposed body was taken to the Mainland Hospital’s morgue for an autopsy.”