Man coughs to death in Akure while waiting for taxi


A middle-aged man on Thursday coughed to death in Akure while waiting for a taxi.

An eyewitness quoted by NAN claimed the commuter vomited blood while coughing.

He said the man gave up the ghost before first aid could get to him.

Items found on the deceased were some drugs suspected to have been bought at a medical teaching hospital in Akure.

“The incident was reported to the police which evacuated the corpse to a mortuary,’’ the eyewitness said.

Police spokesperson in Ondo State, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the death and said the corpse had been deposited in a mortuary.

“It is true, and the young man has been identified. Efforts are on to get his family members,’’ Odunlami said.

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