The police are investigating the cause of death, of a 50-year-old chef in Lagos, whose decomposing body was found in his employer’s house.
The body of Eric Ekpeyong, was found in a room belonging to his employer on Akintan Street, in the Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State, and according to neighbours, he was battling an undisclosed disease.
Eric Ekpeyong served as a caregiver and chef for one Mr Remi and refused seeking medical care for despite pleas from his neighbors to go to the hospital.
According to them, he laughed off all pleas to seek medical care until he died and his body was discovered a week after. The brother of the deceased, one Mr Oluwaseyi, was alerted and he reported the matter to the Surulere police division.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Bala Elkana, said preliminary investigations showed that there was no mark of violence on the corpse. He added that the decomposed body was taken to the Mainland Hospital’s morgue for an autopsy.