Man kills self over hunger

There was confusion at Kamar Kazum Plaza, in Apapa area, as a yet-to-be-identified man jumped to death from the roof of a multiple- storey building in the area.

The deceased was said to have blamed hunger  and his inability to take care of his family for his decision to cut short his life.

The police in the state confirmed the incident,  adding that investigations had commenced  into the circumstances surrounding the death.

It was gathered that the man had secretly climbed to the roof top of the popular plaza and told people why he decided to end his life .

A man, who simply identified himself as Uduak, who said he arrived at the scene shortly after the incident, told Lagos Metro that ” it was yesterday in the evening that the deceased decided to kill himself.

“He was said to have blamed his inability to provide food for his family on his decision to commit suicide,” Uduak added.

He also stated that “the man shouted that he could not wait and see his children and wife die of hunger and he jumped down and died.”

Dolapo Badmos, the image maker in charge of the state police command, while confirming the incident to Lagos Metro, said the police had begun investigations into the death.