TRAGEDY: American commits suicide in Lagos hotel

Fatai Owoseni

Fatai Owoseni


An American businessman has committed suicide in an hotel in Lagos.His dangling body was,  found in a hotel in Lekki area of Lagos on Tuesday.

The foreign national, identified as Charles Carlson, was said to be on a business trip to Nigeria.

Although it could not be ascertained how long he had been in the country, it was gathered that he lodged in the hotel located on 8, African Line, Lekki Phase 1.

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It was also gathered that apprehension set in after the 57-year-old business did not come down stairs for his breakfast.

Vanguard reports that calls to his intercom to invite him for breakfast was not picked. Also, his mobile line was not answered.

Manager of the hotel, Vincent Onwunke, who was alerted of the development was said to have contacted Carlson’s business partner with an undisclosed identity, who rushed to the hotel.

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When the door of the room was forced opened, Carlson was found dangling from a rope tied round his neck, by the door.

Policemen from Maroko Division, who were alerted, came and removed the body to the mortuary, said Spokesperson for Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmus, who confirmed the incident.


She said the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had directed that the case be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for discreet investigation.

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