A security guard identified as Solomon Ede has been reported dead, after he allegedly slept wearing his face mask in his place of work in Alako area of Abeokuta, Ogun state on Friday, August 28.
According Nation reports, Solomon wore his face mask consistently as part of measures to protect himself from contracting the COVID-19.
On Friday, the 50-year-old had a few glasses of local gin popularly known as Ogogoro before going to bed. He went to bed with his face mask on and his body was discovered face down, suggesting that he died of suffocation from the face mask.
Solomon’s neighbors who came to fetch water at the compound of the house where he worked, banged on the gate of the building endlessly but the deceased did not come out to grant them access to the tap.
Ede’s boss was alerted by the noise and wondered who opened the gate for the visitors and decided to check on Solomon in his room. He noticed that the door was locked and he forced it open, only to find Ede lying face down on the bed lifeless and with his face mask on his nose.
“But for the noise from those who came to fetch water in the early hours of the day, no one would have known that a tragedy had occurred.
It was when the deceased failed to come out of his apartment to attend to those fetching water in the premises of the house that his boss came out and discovered his body.”
The deceased’s tragic was immediately reported by the police in Kemta, Idi Aba by his boss.