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Father of two hangs himself after checking into Lagos hotel

Suicide

The police in Lagos State have confirmed that one John Paul on Monday hung himself in a hotel in the FESTAC Town of the state.

The man had paid for a night in the hotel.

The deceased, in his 30s, was discovered dangling from a rope in his room at Ascort Hotel by one of the hotel workers on the said day.
The hotel worker alerted the attention of the hotel manager, simply identified as Ayedapa, who reported the matter at the FESTAC Town Police Division.

The state Police confirmed the incidence is now under the investigation.

The Punch reported that Paul, who was married with two children, did not inform his family members that he was checking into a hotel.

He was alleged to have committed suicide as a result of financial challenges after he checked into the hotel on Monday and was supposed to spend 24 hours.
The following day, the deceased was supposed to check out by 12pm but when the hotel workers did not see him, they reportedly went to his room and discovered through the window that he had hung himself with a rope.

Officials of the state Emergency Service evacuated the corpse after the family members identified it and it has since been deposited at the Mainland General Hospital mortuary for an autopsy.

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