A man who checked into a hotel in Lagos caused shock after he body was found dangling from the ceiling in the room.
Punch reports that the victim who was in his 30s and married with children, was discovered dangling from a rope in his room at the hotel known as Ascort Hotel, by one of the hotel workers who called the attention of the manager to the scene.
The manager, identified only as Ayedapa, then rushed down to the FESTAC Town Police Division to report the case.
A police source narrated that Paul who did not inform his family members that he was checking into a hotel and is believed to have taken his life over some financyial challenges.
“Paul checked into the hotel on Monday, October 24, and he was supposed to spend 24 hours. On the following day, the deceased was supposed to check out by 12pm.
When the hotel workers did not see him, they went to his room and discovered through the window that he had hanged himself with a rope.
The manager, Mr. Ayedapa, came to report the matter at the police station. Policemen went there and took photographs and removed the corpse.
“On the same day, the family members, led by Paul’s wife, Ugochukwu, who were not aware that he lodged into any hotel, came to the station to report a case of a missing person. That was how they discovered that he had committed suicide in a hotel.
The police suspect that the man was depressed. But many details cannot be divulged at the moment,” the police source said.
Confirming the sad dead, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, said the case is being investigated by the police after which the corpse will be handed over to the family for burial.