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LASTMA official hangs self on Lagos billboard, dies

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Emotions ran high on Saturday when the remains of an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Tope Akinde, were seen dangling on the pole of a billboard around Salvation bus stop, in the Opebi area of Ikeja Local Government, Lagos State.

At the scene of the incident around 9 a.m., some residents, traders and passersby were seen condemning the circumstances that led to Akinde’s death.

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Some other persons while staring at Akinde’s corpse that was dangling on the pole around a mango tree, were also seen mourning over the tragic incident.

The crowd, who were shocked by the bizarre occurrence, were said to have prevented vehicular movements, creating gridlock in the process.

Officials of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps were said to have visited the scene of the incident to restore normalcy by controlling the crowd to enable vehicles to access the road to their various destinations.

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