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Confusion As 52-Year-Old Drinks Poison, Jumps Into Lagos River


Residents of Salvation Avenue in the Ajegunle, Ikorodu area of Lagos State have found the corpse of a man by the riverside.

The deceased, Bolaji Waheed, was found around 1.30pm at the bank of the Itowolo River with a bottle containing a substance suspected to be poison.

52-year-old Waheed had been declared missing on Saturday after his family members could not find him.

His dead body was found by the riverside on Monday, which caused confusion in the area.

A police source said Waheed was believed to have taken the poison and plunged into the river.

The matter was said to have been reported at the Owode Police Division, which took the corpse to a morgue.

According to report,the deceased had been missing for two days. He left home on Saturday and failed to return, which caused apprehension in his household. His family members searched the whole area to no avail.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident.

She said,

“We are investigating a case of suicide. The man was found with a substance suspected to be poison Investigation is ongoing.”


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