Suspected Suicide: Decomposed Body Of A Man Found Hanging On Tree In FESTAC

LAGOS FEBRUARY 11TH (NEWSRANGERS)-Residents, of 1st Avenue, Festac, Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos, were said to have been confronted with the lifeless body of an unidentified middle-aged man hanging from a mango tree in the early hours of Wednesday.

The gory incident, was said to have taken place opposite a popular hotel, in the red-light district, where commercial sex workers hang out, with the remains of the victim, bloated with liquid substance dripping from it.

The body, was reportedly still hanging from a rope tied to a mango tree on Thursday morning till about 10am, when it was later evacuated by the authorities, Vanguard reports, saying the incident appears to be an act of suicide, while people were in groups chatting and wondering what could have pushed the man to hang himself.

A POS operator in the area said the body had been hanging there since Wednesday morning, adding: “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.”

After the police recovered the corpse and took it to a mortuary, some residents were seen removing some logs of dried woods underneath the mango tree, the report further said, quoting spokesperson of Lagos State Police Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, as saying he would get back with a reaction.


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