According to the Edo state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, the deceased was a doctor at the Radiology Department of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).
Mr Odumosu revealed that it wasn’t a case of murder or kidnap. He said:
“The doctor checked into an hotel on Saturday. He was not seen going out on Sunday; nor did anyone visit him.
So the door was forced open on Sunday. He was found lying face-down on the bed. The bedsheet was not even ruffled. There was also a bottle of soft drink in the room.
There was no sign of struggle or anything on him. We are looking into a case of suicide or suffocation. We are waiting for the autopsy report from the hospital and as a doctor, they are going to do a scan on the body.”