A suspected thief has drowned in the Alagbado area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the 35-year-old fell into a well on Modupe Ajayi Close around 1am on Thursday.
He was reported to have scaled the fence into the compound before unknowingly falling into the well.
His cries were said to have woken up residents, who alerted the police and officials of the Lagos State Fire Service.
An official of the fire service said, “Somebody ran into our Agege station around 1am and said a man had fallen into their well.
“He was recovered dead about one hour later.”
The Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, said effort was on to ascertain the identity of the victim.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the deceased scaled the fence into the compound, adding that he was a suspected thief.
She said, “At about 1.30am, one Tosin Babatunde of Modupe Ajayi Close, Alagbado, came to the station and reported that a man of unknown identity, suspected to be a thief, scaled the fence into their compound and landed in a well. Investigation is still in progress.”