Suspected Thief Drowns Inside Well

A suspected thief has drowned in the
Alagbado area of Lagos State. Punch Metro learnt that the 35-year-old fell into
a well on Modupe Ajayi Close around 1am on Thursday. He was reported to have
scaled the fence into the compound before unknowingly falling into the well.
His cries were said to have woken
up residents, who alerted the police and officials of the Lagos State Fire
An official of the fire service
said, “Somebody ran into our Agege station around 1am and said a man had fallen
into their well. He was recovered dead about one hour later.”

The Director of the Lagos State
Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, said effort was on to ascertain the identity of the

The Police Public Relations
Officer, Lagos State Command, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the deceased scaled the
fence into the compound, adding that he was a suspected thief.

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