A Cameroon-based Nigerian gynecologist, Dr. Samuel Ogoke, has been found dead in his home in Garoua, northern Cameroon.
Ogoke, 43, hailed from Ahiara in Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo.
The Chairman of Imo/Abia Association in Garoua, Mr Ibeabuchi Ololo, on phone from Garoua on Wednesday said that Ogoke was allegedly killed in his house on May 8.
“Dr Ogoke’s landlady came to me to complain on Wednesday that he had not come out.
“I suspected foul play and went with three other members of our association to his house.
“We saw his doors and windows opened, and on entering his bedroom, all his electrical appliances were on.
“We saw his dead body. His hands and legs were tied with cellotape, with wounds on his head and stomach.’’ he said.
Ololo said members of the association did not touch his body and decided to report to the police in Garoua.
He said the police went to Ogoke’s house with a doctor who examined him and said he had died of internal bleeding.
“We have taken his body to the mortuary and will meet soon to decide when to bring his body home for burial,’’ he said.
The chairman said the police in Garoua had asked them to come back for another meeting.
He said Ogoke returned from Nigeria on May 7, where he went to buy equipment and drugs which he supplies to hospitals in Garoua.
“We are still at loss on what happened to Dr Ogoke. It is very unusual because we have not had this kind of experience in the past,’’ Ololo said.
Ogoke, he said, lived in Garoua for more than 15 years, practising as a gynaecologist and a businessman.
Ogoke was of tremendous assistance to the Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt when they played a CAF Champions League match against Coton Sports of Garoua on April 8. (NAN)