A young man identified as Kelvin Rhima has committed suicide after he penned an emotional note for his girlfriend and dad.
The middle-aged man was found dead in his apartment on Modinatu Street in Ogba, Lagos State.
According to residents, they noted he had not come out of the house on Tuesday evening, upon a little check around his gate and window they spotted him hanging on the ceiling in his room and reported to the police.
Speaking in an interview, a resident known as Barry Olarenwaju said;
“Kelvin was a calm person so we didn’t notice on time. When we didn’t see him outside on Tuesday morning, we felt that was his lifestyle, that he was sleeping inside, but when it was an evening 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, it was locked from inside that was when we began to bang on the door. By the time we went to the window, we saw him dangling and his tongue sticking out. From the look of things it was obvious that it was on Monday he died because the body had begun to bloat”.
Another neighbour noted, ‘We went to Area G on Tuesday night to inform them about the situation 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 body with the excuse that the mortuary was filled up. They only snapped pictures.’
However, report says the police later discovered a suicide note the young man addressed to his girlfriend and father.