A patent medicine dealer and a motor-mechanic have died in Agbobi Community, Agbor, Delta State, after having s*x with two women.
The police became involved, arresting both women and two others identified as their friends who were also suspected of being involved in the death of both men.
According to reports, both men died after allegedly being deceived into having sexual intercourse with the suspects, who told them they were divorced from their husbands.
A senior police officer in Agbor who did not want his name in print, however disclosed that upon interrogation, both women confessed that they were married. Their own version of the story was that they were forced to have s*x with the deceased men in one of the hotels outside Agbobi.
Speaking to journalists, the acting police spokesman in the state, DSP Charles Muka, said investigation into the issue was on-going, and added that the death of both men was mysterious, considering the circumstances in which they died.
According to the families of both men, they returned home last Monday, vomiting. Shortly afterwards, they both had swollen tummies and were rushed to a nearby hospital where they died a few minutes after some drugs had been administered.
The suspects identified as Patient Ikeawu, 35; Elizabeth Otore, 32; Ngozi Ikoh, 34, and Mabel Ifeh, 34, are said to be cooperating with officers of the Agbor Police Division in their investigations.
It was revealed that it has become common for married women in the community to deceive men into sleeping with them.
Elders of the communities have described the situation as a taboo, saying that those who get involved in such acts will die, while the women will go mad in due course.