The Lagos State Fire Service has recovered the corpse of a suspected fuel thief from a stationery tanker.
The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, LSFS, Rasak Fadipe, disclosed on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, that the two bodies were recovered from a petrol tanker and a deep well on Monday, January 30, 2017, Daily Post reports.
Fadipe said that the man who attempted to steal fuel from a parked tanker was reportedly suffocated to death by the fuel fumes.
The directors told reporters, “The tanker was parked opposite Morogbo Police Station, along the Badagry Expressway. The dead man was removed at about 5 pm on Monday and was handed over to Morogbo policemen.”
Fadipe added that the body of another yet-to-be identified man who fell into a deep well of about 150 feet on Monday night was also recovered by the service.
“The well is located at a virgin land, no one knows what the victim was looking for before falling into the well.”
The LSFS boss said that the sad incident took place at Iju Isahga area of the state, noting that it had been difficult for the service to retrieve the corpse of the deceased.
He said, “We got information that a male adult fell into a deep well of about 150ft deep at Iju Road, besides Skye Bank. Our men mobilized and went there immediately, but were able to retrieve the body many hours later on Monday."
May the souls of the deceased rest in peace.