A popular Delta hotelier, Emekeme Joseph popularly known as Semikolo, has died after he was allegedly brutalized by his two sons.
The Chairman of Covenant Suites, a hotel chain and a church deacon, reportedly fell ill after his children assaulted him for allegedly having a side chick.
It was gathered that his sons allegedly caught him with a side chick and demanded a million naira bribe or they'll inform their mom who was at the time holidaying in the United States.
The deceased refused to be blackmailed and the sons reported the incident to their mother, who then confronted him.
The following day, the hotelier dropped by at the Coca Cola depot of the wife and when the sons saw him they chased him out of the premises.
According to insiders he angrily went home and seized the keys of the cars of the sons.
Angered by the action, the sons descended on him with blows and kicks. He called the police and the boys broke the head of one of the police men.
The boys were arrested and the father was rushed to the hospital.
The condition of the father deteriorated quickly and he was referred to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, where he was fighting for his life.
The wife quickly flew back to the country and facilitated the release of the sons from the police custody.
She was also said to have discharged the husband against doctor's advice and brought him home where he died.