The Jakarta Post
A 35-year-old Nigerian man was found dead in his room at a boarding house in Koja, North Jakarta, on Friday evening. Police suspect he died after falling ill.
The body was discovered after the man ran out of electricity tokens on Friday, Koja Police detective unit chief Adj. Comr. Andry Suharto said.
“A person heard the electricity token [machine] in the victim’s room beeping and the lights were off,” he said on Saturday as reported by kompas.com.
The same person then knocked on the room’s door but was met with no response. He then called the boarding house owner and together they forced their way into the room.
As the lights were off inside the room, the two people could not see anything. After purchasing an electricity token and turning on the lights, they then saw the victim lying on his bed.
“They tried to wake him up but he was lifeless,” Andry said.
Police suspect the man died of illness.
“We found no signs of violence on his body,” he said, adding that the victim was taken to Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital for an autopsy.
People who came into contact with the victim the night before said he had a pale complexion, Andry said. (vla)