A 43-year-old commercial bus driver was on Saturday found dead at a mechanic workshop after allegedly taking his own life by ingesting a substance suspected to be sniper, according to Lagos State Police Command.
This was made known by the Spokesman for the command, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.
Police reports that Shomolu Pedro Police Station received an information that one Kabiru Bello of No. 77, Owode Ibeshe, Ikorodu, Lagos State, allegedly drank a liquid substance suspected to be sniper.
The incident was said to have occurred inside his Volkswagen commercial bus with registration number AKD-724 XM while at a mechanic workshop at Ladylack Bus stop, Shomolu.
“He was rushed to Adesola clinic, Shomolu, where he was confirmed dead. Homicide detectives visited the scene. One empty bottle of chemical substances suspected to be sniper was recovered.
“The corpse has been deposited in mortuary for autopsy,” he said.