When Lukman Olayiwola fixed a rendezvous with his mistress on Sunday, he obviously didn’t know it was going to be their last one.
The 45 year old businessman gave up the ghost early yesterday morning while with his mistress in an Ibadan hotel.
According to reports, the late Olayiwola (45) checked into the hotel, situated at the Alakia area of the Oyo State capital, around 9pm, on Sunday with his mistress, simply identified as Bidemi (35).
They arrived at the hotel in a cab, which picked them up from Iwo Road. The story has it that the late Olayiwola suddenly started vomiting around 2am and Bidemi attended to him and then went back to bed when he appeared stable. However, around 5am, Olayiwola began to gasp for breath and subsequently died.
Bidemi was said to have raised the alarm and the hotel workers reported the incident to the police. Olayiwola’s body has been deposited at the morgue of the University College Hospital (UCH).
Police spokesperson Olabisi Ilobanafor confirmed the incident. She said the manager of the hotel reported the case around 10am. Ilobanafor said Bidemi was arrested for interrogation.
She reportedly said: “The suspect explained that the deceased was based in Lagos and she is based in Ibadan. She said they agreed to meet at Iwo Road around 8pm, from where they were conveyed to the hotel.”
Ilobanafor, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the deceased’s body has been taken to UCH for autopsy. She said Bidemi is still being grilled for useful information.