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Man Commits Suicide in NAPTIP’s Detention

39-year-old man has reportedly committed suicide at the detention centre of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

The deceased suspect was arrested and detained in Ikeja GRA, Lagos State, for child trafficking offences according to the Channels TV reports.

It was gathered that an officer with the anti-human trafficking agency disclosed that the deceased was discovered on Monday dead during a routine check after he had hanged himself.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, has also confirmed the incident.
Hundeyin said that the command had received a report of the incident from the officer on duty on Monday.

He said that immediately the command deployed a team of detectives which visited the scene and deposited the corpse at the Infectious Disease Hospital morgue in Yaba for autopsy.

The police spokesman also reiterated that the Lagos State Police Command would continue its investigation into the incident.

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