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Police investigate man’s death after prayer vigil in Lagos


POLICE-LOGOThe Lagos State Police Command on Saturday said it had begun investigation into the alleged suicide committed by one Taofik, who hung himself on a tree after an all-night prayer vigil in Iju-Isaga area of the state.

The Spokesperson of the command, SP Oladapo Badmos, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the surname of the deceased had yet to be ascertained.

Badmos said the Police Division at Iju got a report of the incident brought by Pastor Odunike Abiodun of King of Kings Church, No. 45, Taju Bello Street, Iju Isaga.

“The pastor brought the report on Saturday at 7.50 a.m. that the man was found dead at about 5.30 a.m.

“The deceased hung himself on a tree in a valley close to a river, near the King of Kings Church,’’ he said.

The police spokesman said that it was reported that the deceased had earlier participated in an all-night prayer at the Church.

She said that the scene of the suicide had been visited by detectives from the division.

“Investigation is ongoing to unravel the cause of the death and the corpse has been deposited at a morgue for autopsy,’’ Badmos said.

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