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The lifeless body of a 28-year-old graduate identified only as Kehinde has been discovered inside an abandoned well in his residence at the on Omosebi Olugbo Street, in Mile 12 Ketu, area of Lagos State.

Kehinde who lived with his father was previously declared missing on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 before his body was finally discovered on Friday, June 19, 2015.

Residents told Punch that Kehinde had been attacked by a strange mental illness for about five years and was always indoors.

The deceased who was said to have been down with a mental problem was discovered dead shortly after he recovered.

A resident in the area identified only as Awesu said business activities came to a halt on the fateful day after Kehinde’s corpse was found inside the abandoned well.

Besides, Kehinde was buried by the family after they brought him out of the well.

Awesu said, “Kehinde and his twin brother are well educated and they graduated from the university together. Their mother died a few years back, but their father stays in the house.

“He had been sick for the past five years and because of that, he was always kept indoors.

“His illness was strange because it was off and on. On a particular day, he absent-mindedly walked away from the house before somebody who knew him brought him back home.

“They used to chain his legs and hands to keep him indoors. A few times that he stepped out, he was in chains.”

Additionally, a resident whose name wasn’t disclosed said, “We were preparing for sahur to begin our fasting that morning when we saw an ambulance enter their house. We immediately sensed something was amiss.

“It was after the corpse had been taken away that the family told the landlords and some family friends that they found his body in the abandoned well.

“The well was always locked. The residents in the house depend on the community borehole for water. How Kehinde entered the well is a mystery.”

Another resident whose name was also not given said, “He was a gentle and nice young man. He was at my shop to buy a bottle of water. I even joked with him because he appeared to have recovered from his sickness. There was a time he was very lean and almost died because of the mental problem.”

The police spokesperson of Lagos State, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said, “The matter was not reported and when our team went there, the occupants of the building denied that anything like that happened.”

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