Tragedy struck at the Ijaiye area of Lagos State on Saturday after the corpse of a vulcanizer identified as Fatai Sulaimon was found hanging in the kitchen, Punch reports.
According to reports, the deceased took his life early in the morning for reasons yet to be ascertained, leaving behind his wife and two children. Eyewitnesses claim there was nothing around the scene to indicate the reason for the suicide.
Neighbours stated that nobody suspected anything until his corpse was discovered in the kitchen where all the tenants in the house prepare their food.
“Somebody raised the alarm and that attracted a crowd into the place. They removed the rope and brought down the corpse. He did not write any note or drop any hint as to why he killed himself. Even his wife said she could not explain what happened to him.” one of the neighbours stated.
The late Sulaimon was described as gentle and hard working by sympathisers who sometimes hired out motorcycles to people who need work.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus, revealed however that she could not confirm the incident because it was not reported at any of the surrounding divisions.
She said, “The case was not reported to the police. We implore relatives of the deceased to report such a vital case. Meanwhile, the police will commence preliminary investigation to ascertain the case.”
The corpse was said to have been deposited in a mortuary in the area.