A 48-year-old man, Segla Hunvu, has committed suicide in the Mowo, Badagry area of Lagos State.
It was learnt that Hunvu, who stayed on Jogbenu Street, Torikovi Town, Mowo, was found dangling with a rope around his neck on Thursday.
A relation, who did not want his name in print, told Punch Metro that Hunvu had informed his eldest son, a few days to the incident, to take care of himself and his younger ones.
He said, “Hunvu came to the Ajegunle, Apapa area on Monday to see his younger brother, Michael Hunvu. We did not know he came to bid us farewell. He had earlier told his eldest son, who is a teenager, to take good care of himself and his younger ones.
“He did not come out clearly to say he wanted to kill himself. Nobody knew the reason he killed himself. It is suspected that he was frustrated.”
Punch Metro learnt that Michael reported the matter at the Morogbo Police Division.
A police source told a Punch correspondent that after Hunvu left the Ajegunle area, he entered his house when his children were not around and hanged himself in a room in the house.
He said, “The children tried reaching him on the telephone, but calls made to him did not connect.
“It was after some days that his body was found in the room.”
Punch learnt that policemen, who visited Hunvu’s apartment, found him hanging from the rope, took photographs and deposited the corpse in a morgue.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that the family members had requested the corpse for burial.