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Tragedy: 7-Up manager slumps, dies in hotel room in Benin City
Those who first heard it, especially his friends and colleagues find it difficult to believe, they thought it was the usual social media rumour. It seems like a joke to them until they came to term with reality that it was not a plaything nor an April fool prank. It’s confirmed, Human Resources Manager of 7-Up Bottling Company Mr. Sola Mosiko is dead. The 53-year-old man slumped and died in a hotel room in Benin City, Edo State Capital.
It was gathered that the deceased had gone to a hotel located in the city with one of his guards to ‘receive’ from a lady simply identified as Amen before he met his untimely death.
Amen fled from the hotel room after Mosiko slumped but was arrested and taken to Ekiadolor Police Station, Benin City where she was detained for three days.
A source said: “When Mrs. Mosiko’s phone rang in the morning, she felt something was amiss since she could not sleep throughout the night while awaiting the arrival of her husband at home. She became more worried when the caller, a policeman invited her to a hospital.
“Initially, she thought it was an accident. But she was shocked when she searched her dead husband’s body and saw no wound. She was later informed that her husband died in a hotel.”
Another reliable insider revealed that the deceased’s wife and children left Lagos for Benin City to spend their holiday with him and on the fateful day, the widow put several calls to his phone but there was no answer.
Edo police Public Relations Officer, Anthony Airhuoyo, called the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, of Ekiadolor police station who confirmed the death of Mosiko, saying the police is aware of his death but debunked his demise with a woman.
He said: “His death was not linked to a woman. He was only reported to have died of Sudden and Unnatural Death (SUD),’” the DPO said.