A 56-year-old Superintendent of Police (SP), Sunday Eguakhide, has reportedly died while making love to a mother of two in his office. The incident, it was learnt occurred on August 24, about 11.30a.m., in his office at the Police College, Ikeja. Sources at the college said yesterday that the woman was his second wife who he married out of wedlock.
According to the sources, the woman was always visiting the deceased in his office. On the fateful day, the lovers were making love when Eguakhide died less than a week before his retirement.
The said lover was arrested by policemen from Ikeja division and has been in detention since then. The deceased was said to be found of taking sex enhancement drugs whenever he wanted to make love with the woman whose identity was still unknown.
But the lover reportedly denied knowing anything about Eguakhide’s death. “He used to have sex with me in his office. He had already gone one round, but as usual, he was not satisfied. In fact, I told him that the drug he used to take anytime we wanted to have sex was not good for my body.
I didn’t like it because I was the one that used to bear the brunt of it. “After taking the drug he would be pounding into me for a very long time and because of the drug, he usually takes long to come.
On that fateful day, after he went first round, he refused to allow me to dress. He started playing with me until his manhood (joystick) became erected again. He then started making love to me again,” she was quoted as saying.
The woman, who was said to be a petty trader, said at a point, the deceased began to act funny; and suddenly rolled off her, rolled off the couch in his office on which they were having sex, to the ground and started jerking. The woman, who was scared, was said to have been calling Eguakhide’s name repeatedly, but he refused to respond and continued jerking.
When she noticed that his tongue was beginning to protrude and foams emitting from his mouth, she unlocked the office door, ran out and started screaming, calling for help and unmindful that her brassieres were dangling.
It was also learnt that before help could come, Eguakhide was already dead. He was found stark Unclad with his hurriedly removed shirt and trousers still on his office table. It was also learnt that the deceased was recently promoted to the rank of SP and was supposed to retire on August 31.
Some of Eguakhide’s subordinates alleged that he was fond of having sex in his office with different women. He was also accused of being fond of compelling female recruits to have sex with him in his office.
When his wife was alerted, she was said to have rushed down to Ikeja Police College, where Eguakhide served as the officer in charge of Transport at Works Department.
She broke down in tears and accused the Force of finally succeeding in killing her husband. But the woman was said to have been briefed about what led to her husband’s death. His remains were later evacuated and deposited at the Ikeja General Hospital mortuary.
However, a police officer denied the allegation that Eguakhide died as a result of enhancement drug. He said: “I worked closely with him at the Transport Department that was when I noticed that he was suffering from blood pressure, while the woman at the centre of the crisis is his second wife.
But he married her out of wedlock.
Whenever she wanted to see the husband she always comes to the office. “To the best of my knowledge, I don’t know if they were sleeping with each other in the office, but what I knew was that the woman usually comes to meet him in his office to collect money for the upkeep of her children.
“He was a generous person. Our superior always warns every officer at the police college to take good care of our health. It was the junior officer who rushed him to the hospital but he died before they got to the Ikeja General Hospital.
I am going to miss him because he did not hold grudge with anybody.” When our correspondent visited Eguakhide’s house at Ikeja barracks it was locked as the wife and children were said to have travelled to Edo State, his home town. The Police College Public Relations Officer, DSP Oluwaseyi Sotayo, was said to have gone out when our correspondent went to his office yesterday to confirm the story.