by Anike Jacobs
A certain young man has committed suicide by hanging himself in an uncompleted building in Lawal Unity Street, Meiran, Ile-Iwe community in the Meiran area of Lagos State
He took his life on Thursday morning after sneaking into the building in the night of Wednesday.
Eyewitnesses told Punch Metro that the victim was brought down dead from the rope with which he hung himself. Efforts by the people in the community and the police to identify him had proved abortive.
A community leader, Samuel Oroja, said the traditional ruler of the community had been informed of the development and plans were on to conduct rites to forestall a recurrence.
“I have called some other elders, including the traditional ruler, to notify them so that we can know what to do about the corpse.
“Nobody knows the man or where he came from. We have reported the matter at the Meiran Police Station.
“What we will do now is to prepare rites and make sacrifices to forestall a recurrence of unnatural death like this because this is a bad sign for the community,” he added.
However the Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu, said the police have identified the victim as Mosunmola Raphael, a 28-year-old man.
Nwosu said, “His relatives came to identify him and they said he had mental problem. His corpse has been released to the family after they presented some documents.”
Recall that another young man committed suicide by jumping into the Lagos lagoon last Thursday from a moving bus.