Police probe carpenter’s death at Lagos construction site

Police in Lagos State have confirmed the death of a 25-year-old carpenter, simply identified as Sunday, who allegedly fell at a construction site in Lagos.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident on Thursday.

Mr Hundeyin said that on Tuesday, at about 6.00 p.m., a resident engineer with a construction company having its site at Banana Island reported the case at Ikoyi Police Division.

The spokesperson said that the engineer reported that at about 6.00 p.m. same day, one Sunday, a carpenter, who was contracted by the senior carpenter of the construction company allegedly fell from a storey building while removing lintel woods.

Mr Hundeyin said the report further stated that the victim was rushed to a hospital at Falomo for medical treatment, but was confirmed dead on arrival by a doctor on duty.

“The body has been taken to General Hospital, Lagos Island Mortuary, for autopsy. The detectives also visited the scene, photographed the deceased. Physical injuries were observed.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that he may have possibly fallen from the lift shaft used in the construction site,” he said.

The spokesperson said that the family of the deceased had been contacted, while investigation was in progress.


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