A 59-year-old woman identified as Victoria Yemisi Omoare, has reportedly slumped and died after coming down from a private car to urinate at a place close to the abattoir, along the Ekiti State University Road in Ado Ekiti.
Narrating the incident, the driver of the vehicle, who was said be a lecturer in the Faculty of Agricultural Science, Ekiti State University, Mr. Orimaye Oluwafemi, said he was going to EKSU with the woman when the incident occurred.
Mr. Oluwafemi said he was going to the school to fetch some water leaf in his farm and withdraw some money through ATM when the woman who was staying at his residence and another student there, opted to follow him.
He maintained that it was when he decided to stop by the road to take a photograph of a particular tree he could use for a thesis he was writing that the late Omoare decided to use the opportunity to urinate in a nearby bush but having waited for her return for about five minutes that he, with the student in his car went to check on the woman only to discover that she had slumped and died.
According to Mr. Oluwafemi, the Akoko-born woman was a teacher at Adegbola Memorial High School, Akure in Ondo state and had been staying with his family in Ado Ekiti before coronavirus case was confirmed in Ekiti, though he didn’t know any of her family members.
He remarked that the unmarried woman just finished her PhD course and recently complained about abdominal pain the second day after she finished fasting for three days.
Some medical experts and security officers who visited the scene of the incident, claimed that though, the death may not be traceable to COVID-19 pandemic, autopsy would be carried out on the corpse to ascertain the health condition that claimed the life of the woman.
The woman’s corpse had been taken to the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital’s morgue in Ado Ekiti.