A middle-aged Nigerian man, Abdulwaheed Lamidi, has lost his life shortly after meeting with a lover he met online at the City International Motel, Council Bus-Stop, in the Ikotun area of Lagos State.
The 55-year-old deceased man and his 32-year-old lover had met online and agreed to engage in romantic relationship which blossomed and the lovers decided to meet physically.
The lady then travelled from her house in another state to meet Lamidi at the motel, spending the night together in a room.
However, things took another turn on Sunday morning, when the girlfriend suddenly ran out to call for help.
Speaking about the incident, a source told The Punch that some motel workers rushed into the room, after the young lady cried out for help and found Lamidi lying motionless on the ground.
“The girl said the man wanted to enter the toilet, but slumped and fell on the ground. A doctor that works in a hospital close to the motel was called and when the doctor got to the room, he certified the man dead.
“The girl said she came to Lagos to meet the man as he promised to marry her; she came with some property and had the intention of moving into his house to be his live-in lover. Instead of going to the man’s house, they went to the hotel and they were in the room when the girl ran out to call for help because the man slumped.
“So, when people rushed into the room, they found him lying unconscious on the ground. The incident happened around 8.40am on Sunday but the girl arrived from another state on Saturday. The girl said she met the man online and that they had been chatting,” the source added.
The corpse was taken to a mortuary, while the woman was arrested for interrogation.