A 57-year-old American Businessman yesterday committed suicide in his hotel room in Lekki area of Lagos.
It was gathered that Charles Carlson was on a business trip to Nigeria and lodged in the hotel located on 8, African Line, Lekki Phase 1.
His lifeless body was discovered dangling from a rope tied round his neck in his hotel room after several calls to his intercom and mobile lines were unanswered.
Although, it is unclear why Carlson committed suicide, the Nigerian economy is currently in recession which has inflicted hardship on some businessmen.
Policemen from Maroko Division, who were alerted, came and removed the body to the mortuary.
Spokesperson for Lagos State Police Command, Dolapo Badmus, who confirmed the incident, said the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had directed that the case be transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba, for discreet investigation.