The pregnant woman found with him was immediately rushed to an undisclosed hospital, as she was said to be gasping for breath when the container was forced open.
It was gathered that Akin was an agent with a betting company, and had two staking centres at Adunni Plaza and at Badia Industrial Scheme, Ijora.
Said to be a successful young man in his early 30s, the deceased, as gathered, was also a merchant in fruits at Orile Iganmu fruit market.
When his wife was contacted on phone to rush down to the hospital where her husband was, she was said to have initially refused, accusing him of abandoning her and their children for three weeks.
After raining curses on him, she eventually arrived the hospital only to discover that her husband was dead.
Confirming the incident, the Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in the area, Mr. Orebintin, explained that the love birds where uncovered when the sales boy at the centre resumed for work and found that the container was locked from inside. He said:
“We are still in shock. Nobody knows how it happened. This is not the first time they have been sleeping inside the container
“After several attempts to open it failed, we assisted him to force the cardboard attached to the roof of the container open.
“On entering through the roof, we found Akin stone dead, while the woman was gasping for breath. We had to alert the police from Orile Division, who rushed the woman to a private hospital for treatment.”
Police sources at Orile Division told Vanguard that during inspection of the crime scene, a power generating set was discovered. Upon interrogation, it was said to have been on while the lovers were inside.
It was concluded that the lovers may have died after inhaling fumes from the power generating set.
At press time, it was learnt that the corpse had been released to his family for burial at the deceased’s Sango-Ota residence.
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