The corpse of a 57-year-old American man was found dangling from a rope in a hotel in Lekki, Lagos on Tuesday 8 September 2016.
The man identified as Charles Carlson had checked into Ellyx Vile Hotel on African Line, Lekki Phase 1, the day before he was found dead.
His death was confirmed by SP Dolapo Badmos, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, who said they have been directed by the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, to solve the mystery surrounding his death.
She said, “The matter was reported to the police by the manager of the hotel, identified as Vincent Owunke. The guest, Carlson, an American, it was observed did not pick calls to the intercom in his room and he did not come out for breakfast.
“The police are investigating a case of sudden and unnatural death. The American was found motionless and hanged himself with a rope close to the door. The CP, Owoseni, has directed the case to be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for further investigation.”
Mr Carlson’s body was discovered after workers at the hotel broke the door of his room after he failed to show up for breakfast as usual and did not pick up his calls.