The man whose Facebook lover died in his arms is telling the police he knew nothing about her death.
Two weeks ago, the news about how a woman who met a man on Facebook, Adekemi Faboro, slumped and died on their first night together.
The man in the center of the trouble, Christopher Ezekiel, who came all the way from Ibadan, Oyo State, to meet Faboro in Lagos, is currently being detained and under investigation by the Lagos State Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, over the death of the school teacher.
But Ezekiel, a married father of two, is claiming that he never had a hand in her death and said his coming to visit her was not the first time, as was being reported, but the second time he would be coming to spend time with her in Lagos.
"I met Kemi online sometime between September and October 2014 on Facebook and we began to chat.
Early this year, she came to Sagamu to visit me and she spent two days with me. She actually came on Friday and went back to Lagos on Saturday.
I have an apartment where I work in Sagamu but my wife and children live in another apartment in Ibadan.
I came to see her in Lagos around first week of March where I spent the weekend with her. This was the second time I visited her.
On that fateful evening, we went out, spent quality time together and later retired to her apartment and slept.
At about midnight, she began to complain about headache and then she started coughing. She coughed for a long while.
It was when the coughing persisted that I had to go and knock on her next neighbours’ door to help me locate a nearby hospital, since I am not familiar with Lagos terrain.
So with the help of her neighbours, we went to a nearby private hospital. After examining her condition, she was referred to the general hospital.
At this time, her condition was getting worse, yet I did all I could to get her to the hospital.
With the assistance of her neighbours, we made it to Ifako General Hospital in Ogba. By the time they began to attend to her, she had passed on. I am not in any way responsible for her death."