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Friday, February 12, 2016

Drama as suspected thief falls into well in attempt to scale fence

Drama as suspected thief falls into well in attempt to scale fence

A 35-year-old unidentified man suspected to be a burglar on Thursday, drowned in a well on Modupe Ajayi Close in the Alagbado area of Lagos State, The Punch reports.

Reports say he attempted to scale the fence into the compound at about 1am when he landed in the well.

Residents were said to have been woken up by his groans, after which they alerted the police and officials of the Lagos State Fire Service.

The Director of the Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, said efforts were ongoing to ascertain the identity of the victim but an official of the fire service who didn’twant his name mentioned, 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 late,” the official noted.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, 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.”Badmos added that investigation was ongoing.

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