A young banker by the name Kelvin Rhima was reported to have committed suicide by neighbours after his lifeless body was found dangling from the ceiling fan in his mini apartment located at Ogba area of Lagos.
Kelvin’s neighbours became worried Tuesday night after they noticed that he had not been seen outside the whole day. And they had to peep through his window to find his lifeless body dangling from the ceiling fan.
A neighbour, Barry Olarenwaju, who narrated the incident to the Vanguard said “When we didn’t see him on Tuesday morning outside, we felt he was sleeping inside, but when it was getting late we got worried because there was no padlock at his entrance to indicate that he had gone out.
“When we tried to open the door, because it was locked from inside, that was when we began to bang on the door. By the time we went to the window he was seen dangling and his tongue stuck out. From the look of things, it was obvious that it was on Monday he died because the corpse had begun to bloat.”
Another tenant in the building, who spoke with the Vanguard on the condition of anonymity, said: “immediately we discovered the corpse, we raised alarm. It was a battle before getting policemen to come to the scene to access the situation. We went to Area G on Tuesday night to inform them about the situation and they asked us to go to Pen Cinema division, which we did.
“Ironically, when the police came, they wanted to detain all the tenants we had to pay N2,000 each so that we won’t be implicated in a matter we don’t know anything about. After which they still abandoned the corpse with the excuse that the mortuary was filled up. They only took pictures.”
“It was gathered that policemen from Pen Cinema saw the suicide note that he addressed to his father and his girlfriend.”