A man has left many people in shock after he rolled off the corridor of a four-storey building while asleep and died in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The death of Mr. Solomon Ugodi, a.k.a Onugbu, in Onitsha, Anambra State, recently, is one death that will ever remain indelible in the minds of his family friends and all those who had ever come across him.

The 35-year-old Solomon was, according to his relation, an occupant of a one bedroom flat at Awada in Idemili North Local Government Area before he relocated to an uncompleted building with his family at Oranyelu Street by Court Road in Onitsha North Local Government, where he met his mysterious death recently.

The father of two hailed from Amokpo Ozara community of Igbo Etiti, Enugu State. The late Solomon, according to his relations was sleeping at the top most floor of a four story building at one of the balcony of his own apartment that fateful day and as he dosed off, he did not know when he rolled off in the midnight and crashed with his head on the ground and died instantly.

A close relation, Mr. Matthew Agbo, told our correspondent that he relocated to the uncompleted building some four years ago because he could no longer pay for his house rent in Awada and as well cater for his family, his aged mother and other siblings, having lost his father at a tender age and since then has become the bread winner of the enlarged family.

 Asked if he was drunk, his brother, who was wailing uncontrollably, said:“No, he wasn’t even into alcohol. He was a complete gentleman and an ardent Christian”. “No, he wasn’t even into alcohol. He was a complete gentleman and an ardent Christian”.

One of the residents, an Onitsha indigene, confided in Gistmania that mysterious deaths had been happening in the same building. The first victim was an Abakaliki woman, who was doing menial job with her only daughter. 

He said the woman was healthy the day she died as nothing was happening to her as at the time the daughter said they went to bed but she could not wake-up the next morning. The source, who did not want his name in print, said that the other person who died was an Hausa man engaged to dig the soak away pit but died when part of the pit caved in and buried him inside. Gistmania spoke to some of the people still living in the building there.

A woman tenant accosted by our correspondent said the late Solomon killed himself. She queried why should he take the risk of sleeping where there was no protection? Why did he not use woods to barricade the area if he wanted to be sleeping there?

“He was living here before we packed in. We are all here because of the hardship and I believe one day, I will move out of this place because no condition is permanent. The incident has nothing to do with cultism. The man who owned the house they said died long ago and the children are all abroad. I am not blaming anybody but my God”, the woman stated.


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