The body of a middle aged man identified as Tunde was discovered in an uncompleted building located at Rasaki Sodande Street in the Aboru, Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State on Monday. 

The deceased who was hung in a rope was said to have been murdered at the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Residents who reported the matter to the Oke Odo Police Division said the deceased was killed before he was taken to building.

A police reported that there were marks of violence on the body of late Tunde which indicates that it was inflicted on him, thereby overruling any suicide attempt.

 “We received the report in the early hours of Sunday. The victim was brought from another place to the uncompleted building. He was strangled before he was thereafter hanged with a rope to give the impression that the deceased committed suicide.

“There were marks of violence on his body, which made the police believe that the case was a murder case and not suicide. Policemen were at the scene, took photographs and removed the body. We are looking for his family members.”

Another view contrary to what the police reported was made by a resident known only as Usman. He said that Tunde committed suicide. He has been having family issues and maybe he was frustrated and had to take his life.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident, said the police will carry out their investigation to know the actual cause of death

 “Operatives of the division are going to unravel the cause of death and the perpetrators of the dastardly act. His age and surname have yet to be known.

“But we have recovered the body and deposited it in a public morgue for autopsy. The case is under discreet investigation.”