Sacked Construction Worker Found Dead


The corpse of a construction worker has been found dangling from a rope tied to a mango tree at Isoto, Ajasa Command, in the Alimosho area of Lagos State.

The victim, identified as Water, was said to be among those working on the construction of the Command-AIT Road.

The corpse was said to have been found opposite the Alade Stadium end of the road.

The deceased was reportedly sacked recently, which residents claim could be the reason for the suicide.

The corpse was spotted around 2pm on Sunday by a resident, who raised the alarm.

People in the community were said to have raced to the spot where the body was found.

A member of the landlords’ association in the area reportedly contacted policemen from the Meiran division.

A resident and witness, said although the police had arrived at the scene, the corpse was still dangling from the tree.

The resident said the victim couldn’t have been killed by anyone because of a building close to the scene of the incident.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the incident, noting that the corpse had been deposited in the Lagos Mainland Hospital mortuary for autopsy.