Construction worker hangs self after being sacked (photo)

Construction worker hangs self after being sacked (photo)

On Sunday, June 18, a construction worker was reported to have killed himself after being sacked. The young man’s body was found hanging on rope tied to a mango tree at Isoto, Ajasa Command area of Lagos. gathered that the victim was identified as Walter and was reported to have been working on the construction of the Command-AIT road but he was sacked recently.

It was gathered that one of the residents saw his body and raised alarm immediately. On hearing this sad incident the landlords immediately contacted police officers attached to the Meiran division of Lagos.

Construction worker hangs himself to death after being sacked (photo)

The scene of the incident

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One of the residents who spoke with Punch revealed that: “There is scanty information about the man. He was found by someone in this area around 2pm and the person raised the alarm. A crowd of people have been milling around the corpse since then. He put on a yellow polo shirt with the name, Lagos State Public Works Corporation, written at the back. The agency’s logo is also on the shirt. The action appeared deliberate. The man was among the workers employed by a private construction company to work on the Command-AIT Road. He was on daily pay, but was recently sacked. That may be the reason for his death.”

Another resident who spoke on anonymous grounds disclosed that the man could not have been killed because of the building close to where his body was found hanging.

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The person said: “If he was taken there by some persons, he would have screamed and people would have come to his rescue. Also, there is no sign of injuries on him to suggest that he was beaten to death before being hanged.”

However, officials of the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit (SEHMU) arrived later to evacuate his corpse which has been deposited at the Lagos Mainland Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

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