The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the death of a 57-year old American, Charles Carlson, in a Lekki hotel on Tuesday. The American, according to a police statement, was found lifeless in his room at the Lekki Phase 1 hotel with a rope beside his body. The police described his death as ‘Sudden and Unnatural Death’ (SUD). He was said to have lodged in the hotel early in the day.
While confirming the incident, the Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Dolapo Badmos stated: “We received a situation report of sudden and unnatural death of a foreign national today at about 5.35pm.
“The manager of the hotel told detectives that they noticed that he did not come out for breakfast.Telephone calls to his mobile and hotel intercom was not picked, which prompted them to call his business partner.
“The door was forced open and he was found motionless as he had allegedly hung himself with a rope close to the door. Detectives from Maroko division visited the scene and corpse was evacuated to the mortuary.”
Lagos State Police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni has directed that the case be transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti for investigation.