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Banker commits suicide in Lagos, drops note for father, girlfriend


The lifeless body of a young man identified as Kelvin Rhima was found dangling from a ceiling fan by neighbours, Tuesday night, in his mini apartment at Modinatu Street in Ogba area of Lagos.

Also, the body of a 50-year-old man, identified as Chukwudi Maduka, who allegedly committed suicide at Umuezu-Ore Umuana village in the Uhuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, Monday, has been retrieved.

It was gathered that Kelvin Rhima’s neighbours became worried Tuesday evening when they noticed that he had not been seen outside for that day.

Unfortunately, when they peeped through the window, they found the body of the young banker hanging from his ceiling fan.

According to a neighbour, Barry Olarenwaju, who spoke with Vanguard  “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 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.”


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