The corpse of a construction worker has been found dangling from a rope tied to a mango tree at Isoto, Ajasa Command, in the Alimosho area of Lagos State.

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The victim, identified as Water, was said to be among those working on the construction of the Command-AIT Road.

The deceased was reportedly sacked recently, which residents claimed could be the reason for the suicide.

It was learnt that the corpse was spotted around 2pm on Sunday by a resident, who raised the alarm.
People in the community were said to have raced to the spot where the body was found.

A member of the landlords’ association in the area reportedly contacted policemen from the Meiran division.

It was learnt that some tenants in a house close to the scene had been invited by the police to make statements.
The resident later said officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit had arrived at the scene to remove the corpse.

“Three workers with SEHMU have just removed the body. They also took away his bag, which was at the foot of the tree,” he added.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the incident, noting that the corpse had been deposited in the Lagos Mainland Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

“The case has been transferred to the Divisional Crime Branch for further investigation,” he added.