Devendra Singh Dies In Lagos Office
It was gathered that the 42-year-old man, who was a field worker at the Agro Nigeria Limited, in the Ikeja area of the state, had killed himself on Friday when his driver conveyed him to his office.
According to Punch, Singh was said to have gotten down from the vehicle and proceeded to the office to commence his work for the day, but things took another turn when he stayed in the office beyond the usual closing hour.
A source said that the deceased’s driver had called his phone number several times without any response, only to peep through the window and was shocked at the sight of the lifeless remains of his boss dangling from a rope.
The source said, “The driver called his colleagues around 7.30pm saying he brought his boss to the office in the morning and that his boss was not out and that he had tried calling him and he did not pick his calls. His colleagues then informed their company’s chief security officer.
“A few minutes later, the driver peeped through the window of the office and saw that his boss had hanged himself on the iron hook used in holding a ceiling fan.
“Some of his colleagues, who rushed down to the place, also confirmed seeing the Indian man’s lifeless body dangling from the rope.
“So, they reported back to their CSO, who advised them to report to the police. It was the police that came to the private office to forcefully open the door and met his corpse in that same position.
“He locked himself inside the office and when the police managed to open the place, they saw the side table he climbed to hang himself and afterwards, he pushed it. Singh didn’t write any suicide note.”
It was gathered that after the police recovered Singh’s corpse on Friday, April 30, 2022, his remains were deposited in the mortuary at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, for an autopsy.
When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, had ordered an investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding Singh’s death.
He added, “Investigation has begun to ascertain if it is truly suicide or murder/manslaughter packaged as suicide.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how the police arrested a ‘mad man’ who disguised as a nurse at Lagos hospital to eat food.