Ondo State teacher, named Mrs Victoria Yemisi Omoare, on Wednesday, April 29, reportedly slumped and died after coming down from a private car to urinate in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 9:45 am at Ilokun area close to Abattoir, along the busy Ado-Iworoko road.
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 the deceased who alighted from his vehicle died while urinating.
Oluwafemi said he was going to the campus to fetch some water leaf in his farm and withdraw some money at the ATM when the woman and a student, both his neighbours, opted to follow him.
He said the incident happened close to the University gate when he stopped by the road side to take photograph of a tree plant he could use for his thesis and the woman seized the opportunity to answer the call of nature in a nearby bush.
He added that they waited for her return for about five minutes in his car before they found out that the woman had slumped and died.
According to him, 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 pandemic was confirmed in Ekiti, though he didn’t know any of her family members.
He disclosed that the unmarried woman just finished her PHD course and recently complained about abdominal pain a day after she completed a three -day fasting.
It was gathered that Omoare’s remains had been evacuated and deposited at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital’s morgue for autopsy.
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 Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, said, “We went there to recover the corpse which we deposited at the morgue of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti for autopsy. Efforts are on to contact the family members.”