Man commits suicide in Lagos

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An unidentified middle-aged man was in the early hours of Saturday found hanging from a tree on Catholic Mission Road, opposite the Court of Appeal in Lagos Island.

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

The News Agency of Nigeria correspondent who was at the scene of the suspected suicide, reports that the episode drew the attention of the crowd, who stood in groups chatting and wondering what could have pushed the man to hang himself.

Policemen at the scene of the incident told NAN that they were not allowed to comment on the issue until investigation was carried out.

Some of the people, who had gathered at the scene were busy taking pictures, but no one could identify the man hanging from the tree.

The man was still hanging from the tree as of 9am, when this report was filed.


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