A yet-to-be-identified man has committed suicide by hanging, this morning, in Lagos. The middle aged man was found dead in Lagos Island.
There was confusion in the early hours of today on Catholic Mission Road, opposite the Court of Appeal in Lagos Island, as a result of the incident.
The man, clad in Ankara native attire, was found hanging on a rope which looked like a braided long scarf, tied to a fruit tree.
According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Policemen at the scene of the incident confirmed the happening, but told NAN that they were not allowed to comment on the issue yet until proper investigation was carried out.
They said they would not loosen the noose around the man’s neck or search his pockets for identification purposes until doctors arrived to confirm him officially dead.
There was confusion at the scene as one bMr Ige Adedoja, a resident of the area, who was at the scene of the incident, said that traditional rites needed to be performed before anyone could loosen the noose from the man’s neck.
He said that he met many people at the scene and that no-one but doctors could confirm the actual time of death.
The man was still hanging from the tree as at 9am, when this report was filed.