US-based Nigerian oil magnate discovered dead in his Lagos hotel room

A United States-based Nigerian businessman, identified as Robert Onyejekwe, is dead.

He was 51 years old.

The oil and gas magnate, who was visiting Nigeria from his base in Sugar Land, Houston, Texas, was found dead in his hotel room in Ikoyi, Lagos, in the evening of Sunday, June 9, 2024.

A report by The Street Journal said that Onyejekwe was in the country for some business meetings and, in between the meetings, retired to his hotel room for a short rest only to end up dead.

Sources said that he was in Nigeria for meetings regarding an oil and gas company he purchased about four years ago and had put plans in motion to move back to Nigeria in the not-too-distant future, reportedly to fully take over the running of the company personally, after allegedly discovering some shady dealings being perpetuated by those he put in charge of the company.

His wife and a family friend are said to be on their way to Lagos to return his corpse to Houston for burial.

Just before flying down to Nigeria, he hosted his annual Over the Counter (OTC) party in Houston, Texas.

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