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Police probe death of man found decomposing in room in Lagos

Police in Lagos State have begun investigation into the death of a 45-year-old man whose decomposing body was discovered in his apartment at Idimu area…

Police in Lagos State have begun investigation into the death of a 45-year-old man whose decomposing body was discovered in his apartment at Idimu area of the state.

The Lagos police command spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin made the disclosure to journalists on Sunday.

Hundeyin said that the landlord of the deceased had invited the police when he did not see the tenant for three days.

He said the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Idimu got the information on Thursday around 12.00 p.m.

“The landlord reported to the police that he went to his apartment and knocked and discovered the door locked from inside.

“Based on the report, a team of detectives from Idimu was mobilised to the scene.

” His door was forced open where his decomposing body was found.

“The police photographed his corpse and evacuated to IDH moutuary, Yaba for autopsy, ” he said.

Hundeyin said that another death was recorded at a swimming pool located at CAPPA Oshodi, involving a yet-to-be – identified young man, who got drowned in the pool.

He said that officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) reported the case at Olosan police division, Mushin on Oct. 10, around 7.30 a.m.

Hundeyin said the report revealed that on Oct. 9, around 11.40 p.m., the deceased simply identified as Andrew, allegedly got drowned in a swimming pool.

Hundeyin said that investigation into the case was in progress.

The spokesman also said there was a case of alleged suicide of a 37-year-old man reported at Akinpelu police division on Friday around 6.05 p.m.

He explained that a distress call was received that the deceased allegedly hanged himself in his room located in Oshodi.

Hundeyin said that based on the report, police detectives were mobilised to the scene. NAN

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