Shocking : Man hands his family to eldest son, hangs himself in Lagos


A 48-year-old man, Segla Hunvu, suspected to have been frustrated with the economic situation has committed suicide in the Mowo, Badagry area of Lagos State.

It was learnt that the eldest son of the deceased alerted the police at the Morogbo Police Division when calls to his father proved abortive.

The police visited Hunvu’s apartment at Jogbenu Street, Torikovi Town, Mowo, in search of him and found him dangling with a rope around his neck.

Punch quoted a police source saying:“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.

“We took photographs and deposited the corpse in a morgue.”

A relation, who pleaded anonymity, said the deceased had visited his eldest son at Ajegunle area, some days to the incident, asking him 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.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident, said the family has requested for the corpse for burial.

Via Daily Post

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