An estate agent, Mr. Adegboyega has been found dead in his office at Odugbuwa Street, Bariga area of Lagos State last week .
The decomposing corpse of the estate agent was discovered by his wife and neighbours in his office.
The discovery was made possible by his wife who was in search of her husband after the husband failed to show up at home as usual.
According to Mrs. Adegboyega, her husband failed to show up at his Mowe home as was his practice every weekend.
Punch Metro reports that due to the nature of his work, Adegboeyga used to pass the night at his office from Monday to Thursday and returned home every Friday for the weekend. His phone number was also said to have been unavailable throughout the weekend.
When Adegboyega’s wife and neighbours reportedly knocked on the doors of his office, they smelled an offensive odour emanating from the locked doors.
Afraid that the odour could portend something sinister, Adegboyega’s nieghours advised the wife to lodge a complaint at the Bariga Police Division.
Adegboyega’s wife returned a few hours later with some policemen, who then broke into the office to discover Adegboyega’s already rotten corpse, covered with a cloth. The door to his office was said to have been locked from outside, making residents to allege murder.
A neighbour craving anonymity said, “The last time we saw Adegboyega was two weeks ago, when he was rejoicing that he had been selected as the next councilor for ward B in the next local government election. Nobody can say for sure what must have transpired the Friday of his death because we cannot recall seeing anything suspicious. We suspect foul play though because the door of his office was locked from the outside; someone must have done that.”
Due to the state of the corpse, the policemen were unable to evacuate it immediately. They were said to have called on some health workers to take the decomposing remains to the mortuary.