JUST IN; Unknown man found dangling from a tree in Lagos

JUST IN; Unknown man found dangling from a tree in Lagos

Reports emerged on Wednesday that an unidentified middle-aged man has committed suicide at Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos.

It was gathered that the young man was found hanging on a tree in an apparent suicide state, on 1st Avenue, opposite a popular hotel, where commercial sex workers hang out in Festac area of Amuwo Odofin.

Reports say the remains of the victim, who had become bloated with liquid substance dripping from it, was still hanging from a rope tied to a mango tree on Thursday morning till about 10am, when it was later evacuated by the authorities.

According to reports, the scene of the suspected suicide was besieged on Thursday as people gathered in groups wondering what could have caused the suicide.

A POS operator in the area was quoted by Vanguard newspaper to have said: “The local government officials and the police didn’t consider the well being of residents in the area. That is why they abandoned the corpse for two days.

“When I came to my stand yesterday, I met many people at the scene with the man dangling from the tree.

“But no one could confirm the actual time of death and nobody could remove the noose from the man’s neck for fear of the police.

“When I came today he was still hanging from the tree and his body had become swollen,” the POS operator explained.

When contacted to confirm the incident, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said he would get back with a reaction.

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