Barely a week after a man committed suicide in Akwa Ibom over the current economic realities, another man yesterday hanged himself at Rasaki Sodande Street in the Aboru, Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State at an uncompleted building.

It was gathered that while some believed the deceased, identified only as Tunde, was believed to have been murdered in the early hours of Sunday

Residents said that Tunde, who wore a blue T-shirt when he was found, was probably killed before  he was brought to the building.

The matter was said to have been reported at the Oke Odo Police Division.

A police source said that marks of violence were found on the body of the deceased.

He said, “We received the report in the early hours of Sunday. The victim was brought from another place to the uncompleted building. He was strangled before he was thereafter hanged with a rope to give the impression that the deceased committed suicide.

“There were marks of violence on his body, which made the police believe that the case was a murder case and not suicide. Policemen were at the scene, took photographs and removed the body. We are looking for his family members.”

Another resident, who gave his name only as Usman, however, said some people believed that Tunde committed suicide.

He said, “The man did not live on this street, but some people know him. They said he had been having some family issues because of lack of money.

“The death is believed to have come from frustration and lack. But the police should do their job thoroughly and unravel the cause of his death.”

Efforts to get Tunde’s house address or family members were not successful as of press time.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident. She added that the police would unravel the perpetrators of the crime.

She said, “Operatives of the division are going to unravel the cause of death and the perpetrators of the dastardly act. His age and surname have yet to be known.

“But we have recovered the body and deposited it in a public morgue for autopsy. The case is under discreet investigation.”

Additional report: Punch


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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