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Black Easter: Police quiz two as guard commits suicide in Ekiti

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By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti

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The Ekiti State Police Command has invited two persons for questioning, following the discovery of the lifeless body of a middle-aged man under a mango tree at Dalimore area of the community in the state.

The lifeless body of the man, said be a father of two, was discovered dangling under the mango tree in the early hours of Saturday  by residents of the area.

The Hope Metro gathered that the man who was a private guard, reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a mango tree located at the centre of the  street.

It was learnt that until his death, the deceased was a private security man in charge of the street.

Sources said no suicide note was found under the tree where the young man hanged himself, but the development  has continued to generate reactions from the residents of the area.

The cause of the incident which has thrown the entire area into mourning was sketchy as of press time while it was gathered from the residents that  the incident happened in the middle of the night.

A source in the area said the victim, until his untimely death was noticed in the street at about 8:30pm working around hale and healthy.

Some residents of the street who suspected fowl play over the death of the man had reported the matter to the police.

Meanwhile, two persons among the landlords have been invited by the police for questioning.

Speaking on the matter, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ekiti State Police Command, Mr Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the development, said two persons who are residents of the street, have  been invited for questioning.

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He explained that the two persons are still helping the police to unravel the circumstances that led to the death of the late security man.

Abutu, while condoling with the family, explained that the lifeless body of the deceased was found in a position that suggested that he committed suicide.

He, however, said some people in the area  claimed that the position was also suspicious.

Spokesperson for Ekiti Police alleged that the deceased might have been killed and hanged to avoid traces by unknown persons, suspected to be assailants.

He said though, investigation has commenced on the matter, two persons invited are still helping the police with necessary information.

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