Businessman dies while jogging in Benin, family goes spiritual

Businessman dies while jogging in Benin, family goes spiritual


A Benin-based businessman, Mr. Elvis Zekeri has been found dead, one week after he went missing in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.

The 58-year-old man own a phone accessories shop on Oba market road in Benin City, the State Capital.

A close family source said the deceased was discovered by a search party in Justice Aluyi (Rted), Street in Government Reservation Area (GRA) where he reportedly went to jog on Thursday last week.

Aluyi is a former President of Customary court of appeal,

The source said the younger brother of the deceased, said family will not want to spend a fortune on police investigation, but would rather seek spiritual means to ascertain the cause Mr. Zekeri’s death.

“We do not want to go to police. He have a way to find out what killed Zekeri. He went to jog in GRA.

“When we discovered that he did not return home, a search party found his body in Aluyi Street, one week after he went to jog”, the said said.

Meanwhile, the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has mourned the passing of Civil-Military historian and Cardiologist, Dr. Nowamagbe Omoigui, who died at the age of 62.

In a statement, the governor described the death as painful, noting that late Omoigui was a noble ambassador of Edo State, who exhibited characteristic excellence and intellect of Edo people to the admiration of the whole world.

According to him, “It is with a heavy heart that I received the news of the passing of one of Edo’s distinguished sons, Dr. Nowamagbe Omoigui, who excelled in medicine and history, bringing honour and respect to our state.

“He will be remembered for his contribution to the understanding of the Nigerian civil war and his exploits in intervention cardiology.”

He commiserated with the immediate family, friends and associates of Dr. Omoigui and prayed that God grants them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.


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