Tragic: Security Guard dies from face mask suffocation

A security guard in Abeokuta has been confirmed dead from a face mask suffocation, according to reports.

Checkout Magazine learnt the deceased, Solomon Ede was in the habit of never failing to wear his face mask in order to protect himself against the dreaded coronavirus otherwise called Covid-19.

However, On Friday, August 28, the 50-year-old private guard popularly called Baba Rita and attached to a building in Alako area of Abeokuta, was said to have gone to bed without removing his face mask shortly after he took a local gin popularly called ogogoro.

His employer discovered lifeless body face down with his face mask the next day, suggesting that he died of suffocation from the face mask.

Shocked by the discovery, the unnamed Ede’s employer reported the matter to a police division at Kemta, Idi Aba.

Policemen from Kemta Police Division in Idi Aba were said to have evacuated the body of the deceased to the mortuary at the State General Hospital at Ijaiye, Abeokuta.

However, the spokesman of Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), has yet to confirm the incident as at press time.

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