A young man has been discovered dead in an uncompleted building on Sefu Elelede Street in the Ibafo area of Ogun State.
The man whose identity is yet to be ascertained was discovered in the building by an electrician identified only as John who had gone to inspect the house on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
It was learnt that the deceased who wore a pair of jeans and shirt, hanged himself in the living room section of the uncompleted building.
The owner of the building reported the incident at the Ibafo Police Division after John intimated him.
The remains of the deceased was evacuated from the scene and taken to a mortuary after a medical doctor confirmed him dead, adding that he had committed suicide in the building for about five days before the discovery.
According to Punch, the landlady, who identified herself simply as Okpute, said she had sent the electrician to inspect the structure for necessary electrification work, adding that the worker rushed back to inform her about the gory sight.
She said, “On Wednesday, I called John to inspect my structure and give me the estimate on electrification work of the house. I gave him the key to the compound. The building is fenced and it is a storey building.
“To my surprise, he ran back after some minutes, gasping for breath. He told me that a young man had hanged himself inside the uncompleted house.
“We both went there together and found the man. Then, I went to the police to make a report and they also visited the place. I have never seen such a horrible thing in my life.”
A community leader in Sefu Elelede, Chief Jimoh Morenikeji, said, “This is strange. We do not know the young man. We will work with the police to get to the root of the matter.”
The state police spokesperson, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident said the force is yet to ascertain the identity of the young man, adding that his corpse had been deposited in a mortuary.