An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA),identified as Tope Akinde has committed suicide on Saturday.
Akinde’s lifeless body was found dangling from a tree around Salvation bus stop, along Opebi road. The scene attracted lots of people and caused traffic congestion.
Bala Elkana, the state police public relations officer, said the police was informed of the incident by a female LASTMA official.
Elkana said the deceased’s elder brother claimed that the LASTMA official had been mentally unstable for a while.
“On Saturday, February 1, 2020, around 10.57 a.m., a female LASTMA official, Yetunde Olajabu, came to the police station and reported that she received a phone call from an unknown person that one man hanged himself on a mango tree at Opebi and was later identified to be Tope Akinde, a staff of LASTMA,” he said.
“His corpse has been deposited at IDH Hospital, Yaba mortuary by the Lagos State Ambulance Service. Information at our disposal from the deceased’s elder brother reveals that the late Tope Akinde had a mental problem which the family had been managing before his death.”