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Briton hangs in Lagos

By Emma Nnadozie

LAGOS – The expatriate Managing Director of Coastal Inland Maritime Services Ltd., Mr. Nicholas Anderson, last Friday committed suicide by hanging in his residential apartment in Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Though no suicide note was reportedly left by the Briton, police sources said the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Marvel Akpoyibo, had since ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances that surrounded his death.

Sources said the incident which happened about 11a.m, was reported at the Maroko Police Station after which the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of the area, led a team of policemen to the scene.

They reportedly took pictures and later contacted his employers and the British High Commission.

Lagos State Police spokesman, Mr. Frank Mbah, who confirmed the incident, added that the police are  working on the hypothesis that it is a case of suicide.

According to him, “investigations are however in progress and we are not leaving any stone unturned.  Details of the outcome of the preliminary inquiry will only be made public after the police had consulted with his family, his employers and the British High Commission.”


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