ASABA – A lawyer and his colleague were found dead in a car in Asaba, the Delta State capital on Thursday December 12th 2013.
The casualties were seated in a parked Toyota Camry with registration at the popular Inter-Bau roundabout in the heart of the city. The car was still steaming and the air-conditioner on.
Within minutes, the victims started gasping and foam seen coming out from their mouths and noses. The tragic incident has put the state chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association in sorrow.
Hundreds trooped to the scene to catch a glimpse of the unprecedented incident while others ran away in fear of being arrested for questioning and interrogation.
Their bodies were swiftly deposited at the Federal Medical Center, Asaba.
The lawyer, whose name could not be confirmed as at press time, The Eagle Online gathered, hails from Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Asaba. The identity of the passenger who died beside the lawyer is still uncertain but a source described him as a “bricklayer”.
While a source said the lawyer was coming back from a court session where he had engaged in some legal fireworks, another source claimed they were poisoned from their unknown destination.
According to the source: “They must have inhaled a poisonous substance thrown into their car from where they were coming from. If not, how would they have died inside the car they were riding in?”
Besides, the lawyer was said to have solicited severally on behalf of land speculators in Okpanam community, who have duped unsuspecting buyers over some parcels of land.
He was said to be going with the lawyer to a construction site in Okpanam village.