A 52-year-old man named Bolaji Waheed who had been declared missing on Saturday after his family members could not locate him has been discovered dead at Salvation Avenue in the Ajegunle, Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The deceased was found around 1.30pm on Monday at the bank of the Itowolo River with a bottle containing a substance suspected to be poison.
A police source said Waheed was believed to have taken the poison and dived into the river.
The matter was said to have been reported at the Owode Police Division, who reported at the scene and took the corpse to a morgue.
According to report,the deceased had been missing for two days. He left home on Saturday and failed to return, which caused uneasiness in his household. His family members searched the whole area but couldn’t find him.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident.
“We are investigating a case of suicide. The man was found with a substance suspected to be poison Investigation is ongoing.”